Scouting offers a balanced programme to its young people, not just by looking at the activities available to them, but equally importantly, how they are delivered.The programme is regularly refreshed and kept up to date to ensure that it remains relevant in today's society..
The Scout programme is designed to offer adventure and challenge to young people in a way that is appropriate to their age and ability.For this reason the programme is flexible and able to be adjusted to meet the needs of individuals where required. It is designed to be delivered in three ways these being:
We aim to focus on the outdoor and adventure theme for 50% of the time, although this does not mean that 50% of all meetings have to take place outside, it does mean that we aim to involve adventure whilst indoors too. The more time we are able to spend outdoors, the better it is though!
We focus on teamwork and leadership in some of our programme to ensure that young people in Scouting learn the skills they need when they are older and looking for a place at University, or writing their CV for their first job. After all, if you can talk about the great experiences you had whilst in Scouting, you'll soon be a step ahead of the competition.
We have a vast number of badges and awards that are earned by young people as they work their way through the sections. There are awards for nearly everything you could possibly have an interest in! Each section also has its own 'top award' the Chief Scout Award, which is the ultimate aim of all young people and groups alike,
As our young people progress to be young adults, we have our own Young Leader Scheme that we encourage them to get involved in. The idea behind this is to give young people the volunteering and leadership skills they need, along with the training required to become leaders either in Scouting or out in the workplace. For us Young Leaders are an essential part of our movement, bringing new ideas and relevant refreshed programmes to the young people in the sections they assist with.