Scouts is all about young people, and youth shaped Scouts is our way of reminding everyone to keep young people at the centre of everything we do.
Youth shaped is about embracing diverse views, new ideas, and opportunities, and building trust between generations.
Every young person in scouting has a lot to offer the world. As volunteers, we have the unique opportunity to support them to develop the skills they need to succeed; youth shaped Scouts is the best way to do that.
Young people are the future of the world and they’re already making a difference. As an organisation, we’re committed to helping our young people get ready to become our future leaders.
The YouShape Award makes it even easier to embed being youth-shaped into your programme. At the same time, it’ll help young people work with their leaders to learn leadership skills that they’ll use for the rest of their lives.
Young Leaders can work towards their YouShape award by participating in the programme and working towards the criteria at Explorers.