THE (NEW) YOUTH PROGRAM
QUEENSLAND IMPLEMENTATION SUPPORT SITE
Welcome to the Full (new) Youth Program
After years of research, development, consultation, testing, trialing & fine tuning involving thousands of our Scouting community - it's finally here:
The Full Youth Program is now live in Queensland
As of April 1st, we've released the final elements of the nYP into Queensland, meaning we can all now start to move towards embracing the nYP in full throughout our day to day programs.
The nYP is made up of many different exciting elements that build on each other - each designed to increase the fun, adventure, challenge & inclusiveness in our program.
We encourage everyone - Leaders, Scouts, parents and supporters to explore the elements throughout this website and the available resources.
You'll notice right away that our language has changed.
As we've now released the nYP in full, it will start to replace our current program in full over our period of transition. The new becomes the normal, and what we've known becomes the old.
And so from here the 'New Youth Program' simply becomes 'The Youth Program', and our current program will become 'The Old Program'.
For a little while, we'll use '(new) Youth Program' or 'nYP', just to keep the difference clear throughout this site.
our new digital system is here!
A COVID-19 Message
Within a very short period, Scouting across Australia (and the world) has moved to meet the challenge of COVID-19, ensuring our Program continues to be delivered to Scouts by moving online and other creative approaches .
Resources and tools can be found at the Scouting@Home website.
Recognising the adjustments we're all making to accommodate this new and changing landscape, we felt it right to also adjust our approach to the roll-out of the final stage of the nYP implementation in Queensland. We understand that as always our Leaders, Scouts, Parents, and Supporters must be focused on staying safe and well, and supporting our new way of Scouting. and so, while still holding to our implementation plan, we'll think of April 1 as the 'soft launch' of the final pieces of the (new) Youth Program implementation in Queensland.
This means that while we'll continue to release the information, literature and content on the New Youth Program, we understand that the actual transition for many will be held until we return to meeting face to face. We'll also move some of the information sharing away from face to face group sessions to online modes, including dial in sessions.
Our hope is that releasing the final content will allow an opportunity for many to read, absorb, and ask questions on the exciting new elements, use as much as we can while online and be ready to fully jump in once we return face to face. It's also a great time to continue focus on the elements previously released over the past 18 months, which could form great program topics and training conversations in our virtual meetings.
The New Youth Program is incredibly adaptable, and many are already embracing its elements in our new virtual world:
The Fundamentals guide us no matter how and where we are Scouting
The Special Interest Areas allow for exciting projects both individual and collaborative - the sky is the limit!
The Outdoor Adventure Skills are skills based - we can continue honing our skills and working towards many of the i-statements from home - ready to be assessed by a peer virtually or when we return to face to face
The Program Essentials are based on Participation, Assisting and Leading activities in our program - even if online
Thank you for all you are doing to support Scouting, each other, and our Community. What matters most is that we Stay Safe, Stay Well, and Keep on Scouting.
ouR fULL yOUTH pROGRAM
Starting in April 2020
Learn About the ELEMENTS OF THE FULL New Youth Program
The Fundamentals & Programming
The Achievement Pathways
Videos & Resources
WOULD YOU LIKE SOME More HELP?
If you need some help navigating the The (new) Youth Program, please feel free to reach out to your Region nYP Ambassadors below:
Far North Region
Marcus Phelps firstname.lastname@example.org
Central Coast Region
Central & Western Region
Alice Southey email@example.com
Brisbane North Region
Brisbane South Region
Darling Downs Region
Gold Coast Region
Alex Mair (Region Commissoner)
Northern Moreton Region
Jenny Grant firstname.lastname@example.org
Wide Bay-Burnett Region
South Eastern Region
Mark Tarman email@example.com
OTHER WEBSITE links
This site is full of great resources, information, background and updates.
pr.scouts.com.au is a dedicated resource site that provides a wide library of reference materials, tools and guides.
We highly recommend you take some time to explore the site, and make use of its many really excellent resources.
If you don't have access to a Region store, the Scout Shop is your portal to the nYP books, resources and badges
(member login is required)
The Scouts Australia website is always listing new information and news about the New Youth Program.