NEW YOUTH PROGRAM
Welcome! This website has been put together to provide Adult and Youth Leaders with as much information as possible around the Implementation of the New Youth Program in Queensland. It should be read hand-in-hand with the National New Youth Program website & resources, which of course guide our planning and provides the program content that is being implemented.
The New Youth Program ('NYP', for short) is made up of many different exciting elements that build on each other - each designed to increase the fun, challenge & adventure in our program.
Of course, to get the NYP up and running, we'll all need to learn about each of the new achievement pathways and badges as they are introduced, and be ready to jump in and try new things. It will mean some changes, and as with anything new, things may seem a bit tricky at first. But don't worry, the NYP has been well tried and tested, and we know it's going to be great! Remember - we're all in this together!
In Queensland, we will introduce each of the elements that make up the full NYP one at a time. We're doing it this way so that we can all practice and become familiar with each new aspect as it is introduced. This way, we can all help each other out as we go.
As we gradually introduce the new elements of the NYP, they will incrementally replace the current award scheme. When we're fully implementing the new program (in 2020), Youth Members will have a choice of finishing their time in the Section using the current award scheme, or converting to the New Youth Program.
The first element of the NYP that Queensland will introduce will be the Outdoor Adventure Skills (OAS) Areas. These will initially run in parallel with the current award scheme. The other elements will be introduced at a later date. You will be able to start learning and working towards these as of January 2019.
We know you're keen to get started and to learn more - so we've made every effort to answer as many questions as possible on this site. However, the New Youth Program is ultimately still being tested and developed, which means details (including our Implementation Plan) will continue to evolve over the next 12 to 24 months. We'll be sure to update this site as new details emerge.
So please, jump in and explore, and check back in when you have time. In the meantime, if you have any questions about the New Youth Program and getting started - please speak to your leader, or District & Region Commissioners.
Thank you for all you are doing to make Scouting great, and thank you for your passion in driving the New Youth Program forward!
OUTDOOR ADVENTURE SKILLS
Starting in January 2019
In January 2019, Scout Groups throughout Queensland will be able to start trialing the new Outdoor Adventure Skills (OAS) Areas. This is a huge milestone in our journey towards transitioning to the New Program, and will allow our Scouts to start working through the stages of 9 exciting new Outdoor Adventure Skill Achievement Pathways.
The Big Picture
Learn About the FULL New Youth Program
ONLINE INFORMATION SESSIONS
We're running a number of regular online dial-in information sessions to help get us all going with the Outdoor Adventure Skills. These are online so that no matter where you are in Queensland, you can join us.