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2015 Programme Updates

Early 2015 the updated programme for Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers was rolled out to the movement. With the transition period for the updates ending on the 30th September 2015 the new programme is now in full swing.

Over the last four years we have asked more than 12,000 members to tell us what they would like to see in an updated Programme. The results are in and with your help we have refreshed the Programme to make sure that what we provide reflects the needs of today’s young people and the communities in which they live.

A huge thank you to all our members and to those of you that have been involved in the research, development and testing of the Programme refresh.

Brand refresh

To coincide with the launch of the revised Programme we have also refreshed the five section brands.
This work has been done in close consultation with young people and adults in the Movement. Guidelines and artwork are available on the Brand Centre  Click here for an FAQ relating to the brand refresh.

Further information

Please see below for an updated Balanced Programme leaflet and a letter outlining some of the main points of the refresh (Both the leaflet and letter were posted to all section leaders and emailed to all members during November 2014).  You will find presentations on this page about the Scout Network (18-25) changes however more detailed information about these changes  can be found on the Network pages here

Programme Refresh – Headlines
(summary letter)

Balanced Programme Leaflet

Amends to the dates and criteria of the transition period for the Queen's Scout Award have been made. Full details can be found in the letter below.

QSA Transition Arrangements

An overview of the new badges and section branded resources can also be seen via the links below (This information was sent to Badge Secretaries and Wholesalers respectively).

Transition period requirements for the Chief Scout's Award

Promotional Videos

2015 Programme refresh

Youth Programme


If you are looking to run a workshop or presentation in your local area we have created a number of presentations for you to use.

6-18 programme updates (plenary) full version - slides
6-18 programme updates (plenary) full version - presenter notes
6-18 programme updates (plenary) short version - presenter notes
6-18 programme updates (plenary) short version - slides

Beaver programme updates - presenter notes
Beaver programme updates - slides

Cub programme updates - presenter notes
Cub programme updates - slides

Scout programme updates - presenter notes
Scout programme updates - slides

Explorer programme updates - presenter notes
Explorer programme updates - slides

Network update - slides
Network presentation

Reviewed: 14/08/2018


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