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.

 


Meet our MSYPs

Niamh Kirkland

I'm one of the MSYPs for Scout Scotland with Ewan Knight. I have loved Scouting ever since I joined the cubs and am very excited to represent all young people within Scouts at the parliament.

Ewan Knight

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

 

 


Making a positive difference

Community Impact

Giving young people a voice

Youth Involvement

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