Giving young people

a voice

Our vision is to have a movement shaped by young people in partnership with adults. We aim to empower our youth members to be actively involved in every aspect of Scouting, including programme and activity planning and the way that groups are run.

Being youth shaped is essential to the future success of Scouting by ensuring that we remain relevant to the needs and interests of young people.

The opportunity to lead activities and plan events as a Young Leader was the most empowering part of my Scouting experience.

Patrick, volunteer

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Youth Shaped Strategy

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Youth Involvement programme resources

We've got some fun, interactive activity ideas to help you encourage Scouts to be youth shaped. You can head to the UK Scouts website for more guidance and resources. 

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Head to our Resources Hub for more resources.


Every two years Scouts Scotland elect two Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYPs) to represent the views of our youth members at the Scottish Youth Parliament.

The Scottish Youth Parliament represents Scotland’s young people. Their vision for Scotland is of a nation that actively listens to and values the meaningful participation of its children and young people. Our MSYPs can raise issues that are personal to them or on behalf of their Scouts Scotland constituency.

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