Youshape - Giving Young People a Voice
To meet our Vision, young people across all of our sections will have the opportunity to have their voice heard. Their inout will be welcome in all aspects of Scouting, within the group, the activities of the section and group and more widely, the development of the group.
We encourage our young people to share ideas, learn from and teach each other and take an active part in decision making. After all, there's no point in us delivering Scouting if it's not enjoyed by the young people that turn up each week. Whatever the age of the young people, we have methods to involve them, whether it's a vote between two games at a Beaver Scout meeting or a detailed plan for the termly Explorer Scout Programme.
Why is this important
We believe that young people should be the people involved in the decision making, making sure that we deliver Scouting that is both current and relevant to our young people. We want our sections to be interesting, so we ask our young people what interests them.
Districts and Counties across the country are currently recruiting Youth Commissioners, to ensure that Scouting is shaped by young people. This role is aimed at those aged between 18 and 25 and gives them a voice both locally and nationally to ensure that Scouting continues to flourish by offering a programme that really is attractive to the young people of today.