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Youth councils

Youth councils have been set up and used by many Scout Counties and have been a useful tool to collect the views and opinions of young people to help shape and move the vision and strategy forward.

As well as County youth councils, Districts would also benefit from setting up a similar council and the same guidance below applies.

Organise a youth council and event

To organise a successful youth council, you can use the following steps as a guide.

1. Do your research

Consider the following questions:

2. Find your audience

Who would you like to engage at the youth council and do you have a set age group, section or area in mind? Not only will you need to think about the young people that you want to invite but also:

3. Plan the youth council event

Think about the following as part of planning the actual event:

4. The event

5. Post event

Here are examples of successful youth councils that have been set up around the UK:

South Yorkshire
Forth (Scotland)


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