Youth Involvement

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.

Youth Involvement is essential to the future success of Scouting by ensuring that we remain relevant to the needs and interests of young people

Want to run your own District Youth Voice Blether?
 
The Youth Blethers have found a lot of success in using social media to gather young people’s opinions on what matters to “them”. We have then used an online meeting platform to have wide ranging discussions on these topics which become the theme for that months Youth Blether. 
 
We want to encourage our districts to run their own Youth Blethers locally to help keep youth involvement at the heart of what you do.  Here's the guide full of hints and tips for what to do and how to make sure your Blether is a success.  
 
 
Download the starter presentation template
 
If you have any questions, or need any support you can get in touch with the team using the contact details at the top of this page.

Celebrating youth involvement through our awards

Designed by young people, our Youth Approved Award encourages and celebrates youth involvement at all levels of Scouting.

We all know how important youth involvement is to ensure that our youth members are getting the very best experiences from Scouting. The Youth Approved Award has been designed to support members at all levels to create meaningful youth involvement to Scouts in the North East of Scotland.

The Award will help you benchmark your achievements, identify any areas for improvement and celebrate the great work you are already doing. You can apply for your award by clicking on the type of award that you are applying for from the list below.

Foundation Award
 
 
 
 
Bronze Award
 
 
 
 
Silver Award
 
 
 
FAQs
 
Who is the Youth Approved Award for?
 
We are looking for Sections, Groups and Districts across NEScouts to get involved. The Awards offer a set of requirements tailored to each level of Scouting. We even have a set of requirements applicable at a national level, so at Scouts Scotland we look forward to working towards each award alongside you!
 
Why should I get involved with the Youth Approved Award?
 
We are passionate about making sure our movement is shaped by young people in partnership with adults. Our Youth Approved Award is your opportunity to shine a light on all the great work you do to help make that happen, and inspire others to do the same. 
 
How is the Award assessed?
 
Young people are responsible for the assessment of Youth Approved Awards and this will be done through our various Youth Advisory Groups although interim arrangements will apply where these have not yet been set up. Assessments for the Bronze level begin in September but you can apply sooner if you have already met the requirements. 

 

 

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