Youth Shaped Scouting

The more young people are involved in shaping their Scouting experiences the more they will get out of it, and the more likely they are to stay, do well and achieve their top awards. 

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.

We know that Scouts empowers young people. They learn to ask the big questions, play their part, and think for themselves. It can help them to build confidence in themselves and stand up for what they believe in. As Scouts evolves, we want young people to take an active part in shaping their activities, getting involved with governance, creating a culture, and being the face of Scouts.

Check out the resources, and get to know the District Youth Commissioners, Gabby and Ellie, who are here to help and support you. Get in touch on


Check out the resources below, and get to know the District Youth Commissioner team who are here to help and support you.

Guide to Youth Shaped Scouting

Beavers YouShape Activities

Cubs YouShape Activities

Scouts YouShape Activities

Explorers YouShape Activities

Network YouShape Activities

YouShape Award

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.