County Programme Team
Equipping young people with skills for life is one of the key goals of the Scout Association to do this we need to be supported by amazing leaders delivering an inspiring programme.
We want all young people who engage with Scouts to have access to and want to take part in all aspects of our programme for their age group.
Taking part in the whole programme will enable young people to fulfil the requirements to achieve the relevant Top Awards for each of the Sections for their age group. So, if all the young people taking part in Scouts enjoy our programme…
- they will tell their friends
- their parents will tell their friends
- more young people will want to join
- and where places exist, membership numbers will grow
A Brilliant Programme
= Awards achieved
= Skills for Life
= More young people wanting to join Scouts
The target for the Programme Support Team is to ensure that every section is able to confidently provide a challenging, relevant and rewarding programme. The Programme Team will provide the following support to Section Leaders:
- Mentor/coach leaders
- Encourage engagement with Explorer Scout Young Leaders in programme planning/delivery
- Share good programmes
- Run skills sessions & workshops so leaders have the skills/knowledge to run the programme
- Work with District Leaders
Further information can be found at:Scout Association Programme Page Quality Programme Checker
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a voluntary, non-competitive programme of practical, cultural and adventurous activities, designed to support the personal and social development of young people aged 14-25, regardless of gender, background or ability. It offers an individual challenge and encourages young people to undertake exciting, constructive, challenging and enjoyable activities in their free time.
The Chief Scout’s Platinum Award, the Chief Scout’s Diamond Award and the Queen’s Scout Award have similar requirements to the Bronze, Silver and Gold DofE Awards.
By registering for the DofE and The Scout Association you can gain twice the recognition for the efforts you put in. The DofE is the world’s leading youth achievement award. Both are recognised and highly respected by potential employers, colleges and universities. Should you move area, for university or work etc. you can continue with your DofE within Scouting in your new area.
The Queen’s Scout Award
The Queen’s Scout Award is the highest honour in Scouting and is awarded for outstanding personal achievement. This honour is achieved by young people aged between 16 and 25 who have completed a range of challenges, which includes service to their community, completing an expedition in wild country, undertaking a five-day residential project in an unfamiliar environment and learning a new skill or developing an existing talent.
Further information and a participant’s guide can be downloaded from www.scouts.org.uk/qsa.
International activities and international understanding are an integral part of Scouting.
Our relationships with Scouts and other organisations throughout the world lead to better understanding of people and issues. The UK Scout Association is part of a worldwide movement; there are Scout Associations in 216 countries and territories, and we are all members of the World Organisation of Scout Movements (WOSM).
What better way to fulfil the aim of Scouting and the challenge set by our Founder to ‘leave the world a little better than you found it?’ Scouts can and do make a difference. Have a go!
Whether you’re planning a straightforward camping trip or want to get involved in development projects that can make a real difference, introducing an international angle into your Balanced Programme is a perfect way to broaden a young person’s horizons.
- Get tips on planning a trip away:
- Find out about international volunteering opportunities.
- Get a wider understanding about some of the issues affecting the world
- Find out about Scouting all over the world.
- Take up challenges that could see you travel around the globe.
- See what links we have all over the world to show you the full, global Scouting experience.
The Explorer Belt is a challenge of a lifetime. It is a chance to take part in a ten-day expedition that brings you a real understanding of a different country, its culture and way of life. You will develop this understanding by travelling through your chosen country, working as part of a small team aged 16 – 25 to complete a series of projects and most importantly by meeting local people. It is an experience and an achievement that you will remember for the rest of your life.Explorer Belt Registration Explorer Belt participant information Explorer Belt leader information