The Scouting Method
There are a set of guidelines that provide a basis to create a quality programme that engages young people.
Scouting takes place when young people, in partnership with adults, work together based on the values of Scouting and:
- enjoy what they are doing and have fun
- take part in activities indoors and outdoors
- learn by doing
- share in spiritual reflection
- take responsibility and make choices
- undertake new and challenging activities
- make and live by their Promise.
Plan your programme
Use the built-in programme builder tool in Online Scout Manager as you go. You can add details, fill in badge requirements and even find activity ideas!
The Scouts have put together an activity finder that includes over 1000 ideas! You can filter by section, meeting place, badge requirements, duration and skill.
Activities can often be planned around the requirements for meeting badges. Why not ask your young people which badges they’d like to focus on through the term?
These activities are a great way of introducing exciting activities which young people may not have experienced before. These types of activities often require specialist leadership or equipment. You can find out more by contacting our Assistant District Commissioner (Activities).
Lots of online videos with fun activities and programme ideas.
Online Scout Manager
Online Scout Manager provides loads of ideas written by leaders from around the county. Simply login and click on ‘Programme’ then ‘Activities’.
Wansdyke Facebook Group
We’ve got a Facebook group just for leaders and volunteers in Wansdyke. You’ll find a community of leaders with ideas to share!
Allowing young people to shape the section is a fundamental part of Scouts and part of what makes us so relevant in an ever-changing world.
Giving young people the chance to plan, represent and lead should form the basis of the programme.
Delivering your programme
Safety and safeguarding
It’s important that wherever we go and whatever we do, our members’ health and wellbeing is top of the list.
Nights Away and Adventurous Activities
These are exciting methods of delivering activities.
Contact Tony Clutten, Assistant District Commissioner (Activities).
Tony can advise and support on activities, the activity permit scheme and running adventurous activities.
For section specific enquiries, you can also contact the Assistant District Commissioner for Beaver Support, Cubs Support, Scouts Support or the District Explorer Scout Commissioner.