YPR New Program Concept Workshops

  • What do we need to do to grow Scouting?
  • What does the community want from Scouting?
  • What should Scouting look like in the 2020s and beyond?
  • How can we ensure the Scouting program is fun, adventurous, challenging and inclusive?
  • How can we be better at meeting the purpose of Scouting?

It's time for you to have your say on the new program concept, created in the Youth Program Review (YPR). This concept presents a vision for how Scouting might look and feel in the future, and the YPR Coordinating Team want to hear YOUR feedback on it!   

The concept has been developed over the last three years, drawing upon the expertise of the more than 100 volunteers (aged from 13 to over 70!) who have contributed to the project. Many of the elements of the concept have also been tested in a variety of forums and formats over the time, including online surveys, visits to sections around the country, and displays, workshops and surveys at major events with all age sections. This is the first time to see, and provide feedback on, the whole concept and all of its components together.   

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None of the concepts have been approved or finalised yet, so this is your opportunity to get your voice heard in the design phase of the new program concept. Following this national consultation period, the concept will be reviewed and improved based on the feedback received, before being tested in real Scout Groups and refined further.  

You can have your voice heard by attending one of the workshops being held around Victoria. You can attend one of the large events, or even request an event to be run in your area by one of our trained facilitators. The workshops are the best format to hear the concepts and be able to interact with others to discuss opinions, and to submit your thoughts. For those who are unable to attend a face-to-face workshop, the materials will be released online in March 2017. After the workshop, you will have also the opportunity to provide further feedback and your in-depth thoughts through an online survey.  

Workshops run for 4 hours, including a break (4.5 hours if running over lunchtime) and are open to all interested people. They are aimed at older Scouts, Venturers, Rovers, adult volunteers and parents, and we would appreciate your assistance in spreading the word to all of these people. Feedback from the youngest members will be sought through other methods.  

The consultation is being run nationally and will end in mid-April 2017.   

For more information on the workshops in Victoria, or to request a workshop near you, please e-mail ypr@vicscouts.asn.au  

For more information on the YPR itself, and to read the outcomes papers from the YPR's development stages that have led to the workshop, head to ypr.scouts.com.au You can also email yp.review@scouts.com.au with any questions or feedback and you will receive a response.

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