You + Lead = Leadership!
Scouts Australia launched You + Lead, a three-part Leadership Development Programme for Scouts, Venturer Scouts and Rover Scouts earlier this year. Through this unique programme, Scouts begin by learning about themselves first, before learning to lead others.
Last month, 24 Scouts, Venturers and Rovers from different parts of the country gathered in Adelaide for the first-ever, weeklong Lead pilot programme. It was an unforgettable week for these young people who shared laughter and tears as they learned to work as a team, lead as well as to understand others and how they can help to create a better world.
The first weekend of the You programme was enjoyed by over 80 participants who embarked on a journey of self-discovery by exploring topics such as laughter, self-talk, gratitude, listening and fear.
Following their ‘graduation’, the alumni are now contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals by developing projects on youth mental health, food waste and sustainability, and homelessness. They will also assist in the development and organisation of future editions of You+Lead.
Sounds interesting? Find out more about the programme here.