New digital guide supports NSOs to improve their National Youth Programmes
World Scouting has launched one of its newest and most comprehensive digital resources, the Guide to Youth Programme in Scouting, also known as the GPS, to support National Scout Organizations (NSOs) in reviewing and designing an updated National Youth Programme.
The GPS is designed as a digital resource to guide NSOs on a journey to review and upgrade their Youth Programme to make it more relevant, modern and engaging for young people.
In line with the World Scout Youth Programme Policy, which emphasises the need for NSOs to regularly update their Youth Programme, the GPS offers NSO leadership practical strategies and tools to review their programmes with the key elements of Scouting’s educational method in mind by using an eight-step methodology with guidance and support at every stage.
Specifically, the GPS helps NSOs assess the resources they have in place, improve their ways of working, design a modern and engaging programme for young people, implement the programme effectively, and evaluate its success. The different steps offer NSOs a well-rounded approach for updating their Youth Programme from start to finish, and provides insight into the experiences of other NSOs that have undertaken the same process.
Among the range of helpful tools that NSOs can find within the digital GPS resource are the Youth Programme Self-Assessment Tool, guidance on writing educational proposals, strategy implementation plans, and more.
For further support, NSOs are encouraged to make a Youth Programme service request through the WOSM Services platform.