Youth Shaped Scouting

Young people working in partnership with adults in Scouting has always been a unique aspect of Scouting, right from the very beginning. Baden-Powell was a huge advocate of learning by doing. This included building leadership and development skills in young people through active participation in the delivery of their own Scouting journey.

Youth Shaped Scouting not only improves the way we Scout, but also develops the skills and experiences of the young people involved. Learning to lead, speak up and be heard, and work towards improving something you are passionate about are all incredible learning experiences, for Beavers right the way through to our Network members.

Within the District, the District Youth Commissioner Team (Kayleigh Virgo and Jessica Duffield) champion youth-shaped Scouting and have produced the resource below to help leaders to use fun and creative ways to involve young people.  Please give it a read and send any ideas or feedback to

Youth Shaped Resource Pack


We are currently looking for a second Deputy District Youth Commissioner to join the team.  For more information, please check out this page.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls