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Programme Forums 2017-2018

The Programme Forums for the 2016-2017 year have now finished. A great big thank you to all of those who attended and engaged with the sessions.

Booking is open for all Programme Forums

The dates for the next 2017- 2018 Programme Forums are now finalised and can be seen in the table below.
To book please click on the Region or the date below.

 Please note: the venue for the South West Programme on the 10th March has changed. The event will not be held at Bedminster Down School, Bristol.



South East


11th November 2017


Greater London


19th November 2017


North East


2nd December 2017

East Midlands


13th January 2018


East of England


14th January 2018


West Midlands


3rd February 2018




4th February 2018


North West


24th February 2018

Northern Ireland


3rd March 2018

South West


10th March 2018



17th March 2018

To book on, please follow the links in the table by clicking on the name of the forum you wish to attend.

What is a Programme Forum?
The Programme Forum is a support and networking event specifically for volunteers in Districts and Counties/ Areas/ Regions (Scotland) who support leaders with the delivery of the programme for their section. The event is open to volunteers who hold the following appointments:

•    Assistant District Commissioners (Beavers, Cubs, Scouts)
•    District Explorer Scout Commissioners
•    District Scout Network Commissioners
•    Assistant District Commissioners (Activities/Adventure)
•    Assistant County/ Area/ Region Commissioners (Activities/Adventure)
•    Assistant County/ Area/ Region Commissioners (Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Network)
•    Assistant County/ Area/ Region Commissioners (International)
•    Deputy District/County Commissioners who manage the above roles or who have a role in supporting programme delivery

The agenda for this Programme Forum has been created with feedback from Regions/ Nations as to which workshops are most relevant for the current issues facing Scouting in each Region and Nation. The morning session will feature a whole group session where we will be looking at the tools needed for you to be successful in your programme support role and how you can support The Scout Association’s ‘Beyond 2018’ strategy.

The agenda for the afternoon will include a number of workshops that have been tailored to each Region and Nation.
More details on the workshops can be found here. We will also be looking at how supporter roles can help Section Leaders with the delivery of some of the areas leaders often find more challenging in the Scout Programme. There will be opportunities to try out some activities and network too.

We hope to see you there!


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