Representing our

Young people

Every two years Scouts Scotland elects 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 and our MSYPs can raise issues on behalf of their Scouts Scotland constituency. We are one of Scotland’s largest co-educational youth movements, so our MSYPs play an important role in making sure the voices of our youth members contribute to discussion and debate at a national level.

I became an MSYP to have a positive impact on young people’s lives, to promote the Scouts and to develop my transferrable skills.

Logan, MSYP 2017-2019

What our MSYPs do

Our MSYPs are elected by our youth members (aged between 14 and 25) to represent their views at the Scottish Youth Parliament. To do this, they need to:

Attend sittings all over Scotland.

Present motions to the Scottish Youth Parliament based on topics or issues our members have chosen.

Contribute to wider campaigns run by the Scottish Youth Parliament.

MSYP achievements

Scouts Scotland has been represented at the Scottish Youth Parliament since 2015. Our MSYPs have also:

Campaigned for UCAS recognition for Scouting top awards.

Introduced free period products at Scottish Scout Adventures Centres.

Raised awareness of hidden disabilities.


Ewan Knight

I am a Member of the Scottish Youth Parliament for Scouts Scotland. I have been part of Scouts all my life and I am currently an Explorer in Edinburgh. 

Dylan Welsh

I’m proud to be given the opportunity to be the Member of Scottish Youth Parliament for Scouts Scotland, an organisation that’s become such a huge part of my life, and to represent the views and interests of our fantastic young people.”

Making a positive difference

Community Impact

Giving young people a voice

Youth Involvement

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