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Youth Shaped Scouting

The more young people are involved in shaping their Scouting experiences the more they will get out of it, and the more likely they are to stay, do well and achieve their top awards.

Our new strategy; Skills for Life lays out a plan for the next five years to 2023 so that we can support even more adults and young people as we develop Scouting’s future together. With this plan we’re building on the successes of our last plan Scouting for all, by continuing to focus on growth, inclusion, youth shaped Scouting and community impact. 

Involving young people in decision making is essential for our governance structures to stay informed and responsive to the fast-paced changes facing young people in the 21st Century. By encouraging a mixture of experiences and ages on our executive committees and District/County teams, we are more likely to encourage healthy debate and make better decisions which are relevant to the lives of young people in today’s society.

There are four themes of youth shaped Scouting:
•    Programme
•    Leadership (Including transition at 18 years)
•    Management
•    Governance

Check out the specific theme pages for more information on each and the action you can take to ensure Scouting is youth shaped throughout.

To support the implementation and delivery of the youth shaped area of the skills for life plan resources are being developed and will be available soon.
  
The UK Youth Commissioner and team are here to help you also so please look out for them at events and don’t hesitate to get in contact for more information; youth.shaped@scouts.org.uk

 

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