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Scouts

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Situation

Scouts Australia provides fun youth development activities, building resilient and confident youth aged 5 to 25. Scouts Australia provides fun youth development activities to grow through adventure. Scouts (members) can participate in award schemes, which cover dozens of topics and hundreds of badges to cater to young minds, eager to learn and explore.

Challenge

Designing a digital tool where Scouts can keep record of their activities

Designing a digital tool where Scouts can keep track of their activities and apply, receive and collect badges of achievement. Young people aged 11-14 years old need to be able to access the tool and it must align with the Scouts Australia Award Scheme. To alleviate the need of Scouts carrying and tracking their journey through a physical, and often lost, logbook.

Activities Performed

  • Secondary Research
  • User Surveys 
  • User Interviews
  • Empathy Mapping
  • Lean UX Canvas
  • User Stories
  • Prototypes
  • User Testing

Solution

Creating a mobile application for Scouts to conveniently record activities and keep track of their achievements and badges. Motivating Scouts to keep on track in completing tasks with the incorporation of gamification and journey visualisation. The app is a convenient way of recording their journey without a traditional record book. This helps Scouts achieve better results by encouraging and motivating them to achieve more badges towards their Scout’s Medallion.

Impact

Aside from helping young Aussies develop a diverse range of skills, the Scouts Australia Program also incorporates contemporary issues such as youth health, ‘responsible risk-taking’, vocational skills and issues pertinent to Indigenous Australians. A digital tool to enable Scouts to keep track of their journey will enable more Scouts to stay engaged in the program for longer.

Key Results

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