Programme Ideas

Date: 6th April 2019 Location: Worcester Masonic Hall

Leaders through group and district events have been asking for a yearly programme day, where all leaders can come along and learn new programmes ideas, discuss Scouting and how to implement certain elements. The day will consist of section-specific ideas, suggestions and HQ recommendations.

During the day, we will break out into smaller groups to discuss, share best practice and with some practice them!

There will also be:

  • Programme in a box
  • New Programmes
  • Materials
  • Getting out of the hut
  • Sharing the load
  • Links to OSM, Badge programme and planning techniques

On the day:

– Non Uniform

– Food and Drink will be provided

– Programme Handouts and bags will be provided



Programme Day Agenda

  • 1130 – Welcome and Ceremonies
  • 1145 – Digital Citizen
  • 1200 – Programme Tables
  • 1245 – Lunch
  • 1315 – Widegames
  • 1445 – Programme Dating
  • 1515 – Coffee/ Tea Break
  • 1545 – Programme Tables
  • 1630 – Feedback
  • 1645 – Wrap-up

Each Programme element will be differentiated for Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers and a copy of the programme and risk assessments.

The day will provide leaders with:

  • Youth Shape Programme Ideas
    • County Youth Commissioner Team will be providing ideas on the view of programming with the mindset of 14-25 year olds
  • Analogue Communications
    • Using a plethora of communication devices to build in to the elements of the programme
  • Digital Skills through Social Media, Apps and Virtual Scouting
    • Using Social media within the programme to develop further integration into digital scouting that doesn’t rely on just running Joti nights or using school computer labs. Using various apps and approaches on your section night
  • Jamboree in a Box
    • Full programme of activities looking at a number of activities including cultural differences and cooperation.
  • Stop Motion Photography
    • Learn how to use your cameras to create stop motion films and build it into various elements
  • Traditional Scouting Skills in the 21st Century
    • Fed up teaching knots with strawberry laces or teaching pioneering rather than playing. This part of the day will show different methods and approaches to embed 
  • YL in your programme
    • YL aren’t just for running games, they are there to do everything a leader does. Support and guidance on offer
  • Gas, Paraffin, Petrol and Jelly Fuels and Cooking
    • Practical skills looking at lesser used camping items to add variety and differences into your camps.


Worcester Masonic Hall

Nature and the outdoors are languages that can be learned. Once you identify a beech tree, tie a clove hitch or cook a simple meal over a fire that you’ve built yourself, you’ll never forget it.'
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