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Welcome to #YouShape!

Following the success of #YouShape 2017, this year we're celebrating all things #YouShape for a whole month in February. Youth Shaped Scouting takes place all year round, but we're focusing on February to support young people and volunteers to embed this traditional part of Scouting into what we do, and celebrating the amazing examples of Youth Shaped Scouting already taking place around the country.

Don't forget to keep sharing what you're up to this month using #YouShape on social media, and get your #YouShape badges and wristbands from Scout Shops.

What is #YouShape all about?

#YouShape Month is a platform to empower young people to shape their Scouting experience at a local and national level. During #YouShape Month, we're encouraging all sections to run local activities that will help their young people engage on a national level.

Youth Shaped Scouting isn't a new concept; empowering young people to decide, design and implement their own Programme and experiences is already happening around the country. #YouShape month allows us to ensure that this continues and is embedded in every level of the Movement.

What are we looking to achieve nationally?

Consider what your District/County hopes to achieve. The success of Youth Shaped Scouting, both during February and beyond, partly relies on Youth Commissioners working together in Districts, Counties and Regions to plan, delegate and take action.

What could take place locally during #YouShape month?

Resources for Beavers
Resources for Cubs
Resources for Scouts
Resources for Explorers
Resources for Network
Extra resources

All of the #Youshape postcards for every section can be downloaded in one resource here.

Wear Their Necker 2018

Wear Their Necker is a fun, exciting and empowering project to celebrate Youth Shaped Scouting. The aim of the project is for adults across the UK to give young people the opportunity to take over and shadow adult volunteer roles. For more information please see 'Wear Their Necker'.

We have opportunities for 18-25 year-olds to take over some senior volunteer and staff roles in February, including those of the International Commissioner, the Deputy UK Chief Commissioner, the Acting UK Commissioner for Programme, the Heritage and Creative teams of HQ.

More information and the list of opportunities is available here.

Apply Now - closing date is noon 17th January for the Eurojam opportunity and noon 23rd January 2018 for all other opportunities.

We've created some banners and logos for you to use on your Facebook and Twitter pages:

We'd love to get your feedback on this year's resources. We'd be really grateful if you had five minutes to fill out this survey and tell us what you think.

Click here for last year's resources.


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