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The Balanced Programme. Review of Modules G and H . “Balanced” – what does that mean??. The Balanced Programme is the programme we offer young people. They experience a wide variety of activities, events and experiences through participating in Scouting.

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the balanced programme

The Balanced Programme

Review of Modules G and H

balanced what does that mean
“Balanced” – what does that mean??
  • The Balanced Programme is the programme we offer young people. They experience a wide variety of activities, events and experiences through participating in Scouting.
  • Think of it like a balanced diet – a little bit of everything!
but how can all this be delivered
BUT... how can all this be delivered?
  • Use a variety of Methods to keep it fresh and interesting
  • Games
  • Visits
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Discussion
  • Networking Activities
  • Residential Experiences
  • Technology
to balance or not to balance how can you check
To balance or not to balance... How can you check?
  • Fill in a Balanced Programme Checker
  • Make sure that all Zones are covered during the year/term
  • Ensure a variety of Methods are used to deliver the activities
  • Remember it is a bit like having a balanced diet – a little of everything
now for the creative bit
Now for the creative bit...
  • Think of past activities which everyone enjoyed,
  • Hold a forum with your Section to come up with ideas,
  • Look out-with Scouting for important dates to tailor programme to include
  • Fit ideas into available meetings
  • Adjust activities to fit to time available
  • Use Balanced Programme Checker to make sure different zones are visited and a variety of Methods are used.
but where can you get your ideas from
BUT.. where can you get your ideas from?
  • Section Forums
  • Programmes On Line
  • Calendar dates
  • Local events
  • National events
membership and moving on awards
Membership and Moving-On Awards
  • Membership Badge - presented when you have taken your promise and become a Member of The Scout Association
  • Moving-On Award - presented when you successfully move from one Section to the next.
participation awards known as joining in badges in younger sections
Participation Awards (known as Joining in Badges in younger Sections)
  • Shows how many years you have been in Scouting (6 – 18 year age range)
activity badges staged activity badges
Activity Badges/Staged Activity Badges
  • Requirements listed on Scoutbase and in the Section Programmes resource
  • Six Staged Activity badges
  • Activity plus badges for Scouts and Explorers








partnership awards all sections
Partnership Awards all Sections
  • Three Awards
  • Joint activities between two or more Sections or an appropriate external organisation
challenges beaver cub scout
Challenges Beaver, Cub & Scout
  • More of a “challenge” than activity badges
  • Requires more effort and more diverse skills than a single activity badge
  • Easy to achieve from a well balanced programme




award schemes explorer network
Award Schemes Explorer & Network
  • Chief Scout’s
  • Bronze (Beavers)
  • Silver (Cubs)
  • Gold (Scouts)
  • Platinum Award

(Explorer Scouts)

      • linked to Bronze D of E Award
  • Diamond Award
      • linked to Silver D of E Award
  • Queen Scout’s Award
      • linked to Gold D of E
more info where can you go
More info – where can you go?

All the information you have seen in this presentation is available in more detail from…

  • All the Section resources
  • Your Explorer Scout Leader (Young Leaders)
  • The Leaders of the Section you are working with.
  • It is really important that you are comfortable with the content of the Section you are working with.