To meet our Vision Toward 2018, young people across all ages will have the chance to have their voice heard on all aspects of Scouting, including programme and activity planning and the way that their Group is run.
This is to ensure that Scouting meets their needs and remains relevant to their interests.
Youth involvement includes young people doing the following:
Young people working in partnership with adults in Scouting, has always been something we have been proud of. Youth Shaped Scouting not only improves the way we Scout, but also the young people involved. Learning to speak up, be heard and work towards improving something you are passionate about is an incredible learning experience for the youngest Beaver right the way through to our eldest Network member.
Youth Shaped Scouting and empowerment is not something that can be achieved overnight, and the method of achieving the Vision will have to reflect the age, maturity and ability of the young people concerned.
As part of Vision2018 we want every young person to have the opportunity to shape their experience. Youth Shaped Scouting is about young people shaping their own adventure, taking on responsibility, developing skills, making decisions and influencing their own Scout Programme. There are lots of things that you can do to help this happen; from introducing section youth forums to encouraging young people to record video vlogs to share and reflect on past activities and decisions made in the section.
#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.
We are moving towards Youth Shaped Scouting by giving our members the chance to shape their own scouting journey's by using various Youshape methods and activities.
We aim to be fully youth shaped by end of 2018.
We do this as it empowers the young people in our group to learn leadership, be responsible and help them achieve their full potential.
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