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 Scout Network Programme
The Scout Network operates entirely outside the scope of our activities, however we thought we should at least include some very basic information, possibly for older siblings of our own members.
The Scout Network programme 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 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 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.
Scouting is open to all young people, regardless of their mental or physical ability. We can usually arrange things to make sure everyone can join in the fun. If you have any questions about accessibility, have a chat with your leader. By being upfront from the start, parents and carers can work in partnership with the colony leaders to make sure their young person has the best experience Scouting can offer.
Many young people will require some special consideration to enable them to fully participate in all Scouting activities. By identifying an individual’s additional need and providing them with appropriate support, we can include more young people in Scouting.
Some additional needs are not immediately obvious (behavioural problems such as ADHD and learning difficulties), these are referred to as hidden disabilities. Scouting provides a range of resources available to help us include young people with particular needs in our Group.