21st November 2014
Over the last four years we have asked more than 12,000 members to tell us what they would like to see in an updated Programme. The results are in and with your help we have refreshed the Programme to make sure that what we provide reflects the needs of today’s young people and the communities in which they live.
The attached letter and leaflet outline the updates to the Programme. Section leaders will receive a hard copy in the post over the next few days and additional copies can be downloaded fromscouts.org.uk/programmeupdates
The full roll-out will commence from early 2015. The refreshed Programme doesn't mean that you will have to stop and change your current Programme in January; there will be a long transition period through 2015.
Detailed badge requirements will be available in early 2015 once all resources are set in place.
To coincide with the launch of the revised Programme we have also refreshed the five section brands. The revised brands are now more clearly part of a single family and will make their grand entrance in January.
This work has been done in close consultation with young people and adults in the Movement; further details are available in the Dec/Jan issue of Scouting magazine. Guidelines and artwork will be available at scouts.org.uk/brand in early 2015.
A huge thank you to all our members and to those of you that have been involved in the research, development and testing of the Programme refresh. The Programme Team have compiled a provisional list of FAQs, which you can access on the scouts.org.uk/programmeupdates page.
If you have specific questions or feedback, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
UK Commissioner for Programme