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Designing the YP

Look for tools and different ways to go! To support National Scout Organisations in their mission GPS offers practical tools designed to guide and support you along the way to find the best options to answer your specific needs and reality.


Step 1 – Educational Proposal

EP 01. Eight Steps for Developing an Educational Proposal 

Use them to support leaders in identifying the necessary steps to review or develop your NSO’s Educational Proposal.


EP 02. Checklist Tool 

Use it to control the most important aspects and variables involved in the process and identify the actions to take.


EP 03. Traffic Light Tool

Use it to establish a diagnostic to find if the Educational Proposal meets the needs of a wide spectrum of society.


EP 04. Roadmap Design Tool

Use it to get direction on how to create a roadmap. 


EP 05. Educational Proposal Validity Analysis Tool

Use it to assess the validity of your NSO’s Educational Proposal.


EP 06. The Story of Eva and Vladimir

Use it to identify situations, difficulties, and solutions that arise during the process.


EP 07. Tool to Analyse Findings and Define Priorities

Use it to guide the analysis of the findings obtained and select the topics to be included.


EP 08. Country Challenges and Institutional Commitments

Use it to identify the responsibilities for your NSO to meet the challenges identified in the diagnostic process.


EP 09. Defining the Departure Profile

Use it to understand the concept of departure profile and analyse the criteria to consider. 


EP 10. Tool to Analyse the Text of your NSO’s Educational Proposal

Use it to facilitate the process for a collective analysis.


Step 2 – Areas of personal Growth

APG 01. Tool to Define Educational Trails in the Areas of Personal Growth

Use it to formulate the educational priorities for each area of personal growth.


Step 3 – Final Educational Competencies

FC 01. Tool to Help Draft the Final Educational Competencies

Use it to write the final competencies for each area of personal growth, using previously identified educational priorities as a basis.


Step 4 – Stages of Development and Age Sections

AS 01. Tool to Evaluate the Unit System of Your NSO

Use it to evaluate the age division that currently exists in your NSO


AS 02. Aspects to Consider when Defining the Age Section’s Lower and Upper Age Limit

Use it to promote a reflection on the criteria used to set the minimum and maximum ages in a Youth Programme.


AS 03. Tool to Define Criteria to Establish Age Groups (Part 1)

Use it to obtain relevant information to make an informed decision regarding the age sections of your Youth Programme


AS 04. Tool to Define Criteria to Establish Age Groups (Part 2)

Use it to set up your NSO’s age sections


Step 5 – Section Educational Competencies

SC 01. A tool for Writing Section Educational Competencies

Use it to guide your NSOs on how to write the section educational competencies


Step 6 – Learning Opportunities

LO 01. Tool to Improve Educational Activities: the Reference Activities 

Use it to explore the concept of “reference activities” and analyse their importance in an innovative and quality-improving strategy for the Youth Programme

LO 02. Tool for Developing Educational Activities and Learning Opportunities Use it to understand the characteristics of a good educational activity


Step 7 – The Scout Method

SM 01. Age Section’s Symbolic Framework Analysis Tool

Use it to analyse the validity of the symbolic framework in your NSO


Step 8 – Personal Progressive Scheme

PPS 01. Thinking About Personal Progression

Use it to think about the fundamental definitions on which you can build the personal progression scheme for all age sections


PPS 02. From Age Sections Competencies to Personal Progressive Schemes

Use it to identify the fundamental characteristics on which the personal progression scheme should be built

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