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YouShape 2017

#YouShape 2017 resources

Activity Inspirations

In the Activity Inspiration resource you'll find 31 pages jam-packed with ideas to help you plan your own #YouShape activities, from a District Camp to a #YouShape evening. Remember - it's about more than just this month so these resources can be used at any point this year.

In this year's resources we've shown how each activity links to badges for that section, so the activities are even easier to embed into your Programme. We've also included an evening planner for each section - it couldn't be easier to run a #YouShape night!

Download the Activity Inspirations

Download Inspirations from other Groups


This year, we're asking Groups and sections to pledge to take part in #YouShape and to make sure their young people's voices are heard. We've set up three levels of #YouShape involvement - from Bronze (awarded for printing the Pledge and displaying it at your Group) to Gold (meaning your Group is working directly in partnership with Young People to make decisions). We have produced a factsheet with more details about what the Pledges involve.

Donwload the #YouShape Pledge Factsheet

Download your Pledge
Download the Pledge Certificates

Wear Their Necker

To encourage young people to take up adult volunteer positions in the future, we've launched the Wear Their Necker project. This is all about getting young people to shadow leaders to gain a better understanding of what the role involves. This might mean a Scout running an evening or an Explorer shadowing their County Commissioner for the day.

Download the Wear Their Necker Factsheet

Download the Wear Their Necker Certificate

Youth Commissioner and Manager Support

This year we've put together a Youth Commissioner's guide to #YouShape that provides guidance on how to take part. There are also suggestions on how to continue to support Youth Shaped Scouting beyond February.

View the Youth Commissioner's Guide

We've also compiled a guide for Managers, with practical advice on how to support Youth Commissioners during #YouShape month, including how to recruit and appoint for the role if you don't have a Youth Commissioner already.

View the Manager's Guide

Consultation results

During YouShape Month 2017, over 6,000 young people were asked what they enjoyed most and least about Scouting, what they achieved, and what they valued in the adults that supported them.

Whether you are a youth commissioner, section leader or line manager, we hope the voices of young people remain front and centre of your discussions as you decide what Scouting should prioritise in the next strategic plan. The initial results are outlined here.


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