Equipping young people with Skills for Life is one of the key goals of The Scouts. To do this young people need to be supported by amazing leaders delivering an inspiring programme. We want all young people involved with The Scouts to have access to and want to take part in all aspects of our programme for their age group.
An imaginative and diverse programme will enable young people to fulfil the requirements to achieve the relevant top awards for each of the Section and develop “Skills for Life”!
A brilliant programme equals:
- Top awards achieved
- Skills for Life gained
- More young people wanting to join The Scouts
To achieve this, we work to ensure that all adult volunteers in the County are able to confidently provide a challenging, relevant and rewarding programme. We provide the following support to adult volunteers:
- Encourage engagement with Young Leaders in programme planning and delivery
- Share good programme resources and ideas
- Run skills sessions & workshops so adult volunteers have the skills and knowledge to run the programme
Programme planning information can be also found by clicking on the following links:
The Scouts website contains over 1000 activities for all sections that can be used to help plan your programme.
Scout resource is an independent website run by adult volunteers with lots of programme ideas for all sections.
Outdoor programme ideas provided by Scout Adventures, the people who run The Scouts Adventure Centres.
As a way of developing and sharing resources we create regular Programme Campaigns to highlight particular parts of the Programme over a period of time with ideas and resources for each Section.
The virtual programme resources contain all that is needed to run a particular topic, along with the links to how it all fits within the programme.
We want all young people involved with The 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 should fulfil the requirements to achieve the relevant top award. Each Section has different top awards:
Adult volunteers should aim for every young person who attends each Section to have the ability to achieve the relevant top award. We celebrate the top awards that are achieved by our young people at an annual Awards Day.
Online Scout Manager (OSM) for programme
Online Scout Manager (OSM) is an online administrative system designed to make it easier to run a section. More information on OSM can be found here. There are four areas of OSM that are designed to make it easier to run a balanced programme with your section.