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The purpose of the Scout Network will be: To engage 18-25 year olds in creating and participating in programme opportunities to experience an exciting personal adventure, achieve their full potential and make a positive mark on the world.

The programme, based on the purpose, will be:
To enable young adults to participate in personal development opportunities at a time and place to suit them. There will be three Programme Areas:
•    Adventure
•    International and
•    Community

These will be underpinned by transversal themes including Teamwork, Leadership and Life Skills as appropriate.

Participation in the Programme

•    All Members of The Scout Association aged 18 to 25 will be Members of the Scout Network.
•    All 18-25 year olds associated with a District will become a member of the District Scout Network. 18-25 year olds can be members of multiple District Networks simultaneously.
•    All 18-25 year olds who are members of a District Scout Network, as well as those who are not associated with a District, are also automatically members of the UK Scout Network.
•    If a member of the UK Scout Network takes an appointment within one or more Districts, they will automatically become a member of the District Scout Networks associated with those Districts.
•    All Explorer Scouts will be advised of the options to continue in Scouting as they approach 18 years of age, including adult volunteer roles. They will be made aware that they will become a Member of the District Scout Network automatically in addition to any other roles, so that they maintain the option to participate in the programme and attain awards. At the moment  Explorers wishing to be part of Network only (no leadership roles), will need their Network role adding to Compass.
•    All Members of the Scout Network will be encouraged by the District Scout Network Commissioner and Programme Co-ordinators to form Project Teams to enable them to ‘participate’ in the programme.
•    Project teams can form at District, County, Country or UK level. Network members can participate in any number of project teams at one time.
•    As Members of the Scout Network approach 25 years of age, they will be encouraged to consider continuing with or starting new roles in Scouting. This will not preclude them being made aware of other volunteering opportunities in Scouting during their time as a Member of the Scout Network.


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