St Martins help with the Opening of New Aldi Store
Playdays in Hull
Pre Vision 2018
In the early 2000s Scouting recognised that they were in a decline and that it wasn't as attractive as it should be, that they could be more relevant and that young people today wanted more. From there, they launched the run up to 2007, the centenary celebrations of the movement. This was hugely successful, saw a massive change in focus and Scouting was again more relevant to the young people of today.
It was then the plan to look forward further, and work on these newly laid foundations with a plan to move Scouting forward up to 2012. Over the coming years Scouting continued to focus on what young people wanted and the growth continued, with a new vision, looking forward to 2018.
Here's what Scout HQ say about 2018:
Scouting in 2018 will make a positive impact in our communities; prepare young people to be active citizens; embrace and contribute to social change.
Scouting in 2018 will be shaped by young people in partnership with adults; enjoyed by more young people and adult volunteers; as diverse as the communities in which we live.
Members of Scouting in 2018 will feel empowered, valued and proud.
The movement are already looking at the new vision and how Scouting will exist in the future, how it remain relevant and how we can continue to offer great opportunities to our young people and volunteers.
So what are we doing in Hull?
We always try and encourage young people to be involved in decision making. It might be about choosing what game to play at a weekly meeting, talking about what they would like to do from week to week, or where to hold the camp next summer.
Our growth has continued since the merger of the three Hull districts back in 2012. We have focused on developing groups, delivering a high quality programme and making sure that we remain relevant.
We get out into communities, attending public and civic events, showing off Scouting. Events we have been involved in include National Play Days, the Humber Car Show and the East Yorkshire Show.
We have opened a number of new groups in areas previously not represented by Scouting. This gives more young people the opportunity to be involved and experience our great adventure.
We work with all communities, looking at opportunities to offer Scouting in these areas. We have worked with the Polish community in Hull and have also held meetings with the muslim community, looking at how they can help us develop Scouting in the City.
As a team, we lead by example. We are visible and available to support our groups and the volunteers that run them. We try to make sure that all groups really do 'do their best'.