Young people are trying to help make Youth Shaped Scouting
Can you spot all the people from our District in this video on Facebook from the Scout Association who are trying to help create youth shaped scouting?
This was followed up by part of series of youth led events to shape the way the Scout Association is.
“#YouShape is a way for 14-25 year olds to help shape the future of youth-shaped Scouting. 120 Explorers, Network members and volunteers gathered in London, and hundreds more got involved online. You can still join in the debate by sending us your ideas, questions and comments about youth-shaped Scouting via @scouts on twitter and facebook.com/ukscouts using the hashtag #youshape”
Hannah and Harry were involved, two Explorers from our District who have decided to help make Scouting the shape that it should be: youth shaped scouting.
Can you help? What shape do you want scouting to be #youshape ?
To find out more about how Scouting is evolving, check out Scouting 2018 and join the change, make your scouting work for you.This is one of the 208 manifesto obectives: youth shaped scouting.
80% of young people will be able to say they shape Scouting, feel listened to and are taken seriously.
80% of adults will help young people to shape their Scouting.
How will Scouting be shaped by young people?
Practical support will be given for leaders to empower young people through the programme. Young people will be offered skills development opportunities to shape their Scouting. We’ll appoint a Youth Commissioner to ensure that young people have a voice at the most senior level of The Scout Association. National and local youth councils will be established to make real decisions that shape Scouting’s future. A digital youth strategy will identify new ways in which young people can shape what we do.
What does this mean for…
…my Area, Region or County?
Ensure that young people are at the heart of your County/Area/Region strategies and represented on key committees; consider developing a youth council.
Ensure young people are represented in a meaningful way on District teams and are actively influencing District plans.
Check young people are represented in the Group Executive and that you promote the Young Leaders’ Scheme.
Ensure that you hold regular consultations with young people in the form of Network and Unit discussions, Patrol Leaders’ forums, Sixers’ meetings and Beaver ‘log chews’.
Have your say about what you do in Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers or Network; and if you are 14 or over, think about becoming a Young Leader.