Youth Shaped Scouting
Welcome to the Torbays Youth Shaped Scouting pages. Here you will find information about what Youth Shaped Scouting is all about, and some resources to help you integrate Youth Shaped Scouting into your section meetings and events.
Here in Torbay, we truly believe that our young people should be involved in the running of their organisation. Scouting worldwide exists to promote the development of young people, but that doesn’t mean it has to be left to the adults to decide what we do and how we do it. We’re keen both to provide young people with the opportunity to have their say in how their Scouting is run, and to provide more leadership, management and personal development opportunities for our young people in doing this.
Youth Shaped Scouting isn’t about making adult volunteers redundant – far from it! Scouting is a volunteer-run organisation and without our volunteers we wouldn’t be able to provide the opportunities that we currently provide. Youth Shaped Scouting is about fostering a partnership between young people and adults, where young people know that their ideas and thoughts about the activities and events they would like to take part in are listened to and acted upon. Through Youth Shaped Scouting there is the opportunity for us to increase the personal development opportunities we offer to our young people to allow them to become better local, national and international citizens.
For more information about how to integrate Youth Shaped Scouting into your Scouting events, have a look around the dedicated pages or contact our District Youth Commissioner – Becky Sheppard