The journey so far...

The journey so far


The focus in Victoria for 2019 was the reinforcement of the 'Challenge Areas' in our Section programs. These include:

Outdoor Challenge

The outdoors is where Scouting’s emphasis on learning by doing through personal challenge is well provided for, through a diverse range of adventurous activities. Sections are encouraged to include a wide variety of new outdoor activities in their program as much as possible.

Community Challenge

This explores a member’s awareness of their commitment and responsibility to their community, the value of being of service and the value of being positive and visible members of the community. Members will be engaged and involved with their community through activities and projects, will form partnerships and will develop an appreciation of the diversity of their community.

Personal Growth Challenge

This is about the individual and their personal Scouting journey and progression. Through your program the member will be offered leadership opportunities, develop new skills and interests, develop a growing awareness of their health and wellbeing and consolidate their beliefs and values.

Creative Challenge

This encourages the member to express their individualism, character, personality and emotions through an infinite range of activities such as performing arts, making and creating, inventing, designing and planning. The outcome is personal and unique to the youth member’s individual personal progression.

Has your Group been active in any of the above Challenge Areas? Don’t forget to send photos to!


We started in 2018 with ‘The Adventure Begins’, our focus has been on refreshing our knowledge around important and core Scouting and programming concepts. These concepts include:

  • The principles, purpose and mission of Scouting
  • The SPICES (social, physical, intellectual, character, emotional and spiritual) and their educational objectives
  • The Scout Method (with emphasis on youth leading, adult supporting, community involvement and the Promise and Law
  • Section Councils
  • Plan > Do > Review >

Our youth are now planning and leading activities and events, more so than ever before. These plans usually start at Section Council, known as Unit Council (MC4) for Joeys, Unit Council for Cubs and Unit Council (TC6) for Scouts. Click on the titles to learn more about them.

Resource from ‘The Adventure Begins’ are still available to download here. Further supporting resources can be purchased from the Scout Shop.

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