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Recruiting and Supporting Youth Commissioners

District Youth Commissioners can bring a huge number of benefits to local scouting and can help lead the work towards our Youth Shaped strategic objective. They are not the end product of the strategy; they are an enabler and champion for the Youth Shaped work within the Districts, Groups and Units.


Local Youth Commissioners are appointed at either District or Countty level and the foolowing tools have been developed to help you recuit and support Youth Commissioners within your District.




Youth Shaped Scouting Action Plan Toolkit

This toolkit is designed to support Youth Commissioners create a local action plan on how to deliver Youth Shaped Scouting in their District, County, Area or Region (Scotland).

It is based around the UK Youth Shaped Scouting strategy, and gives helpful tips and hints on how to understand what your local area needs to become more youth shaped. We will soon be adding lots of case studies from around the UK on what other Youth Commissioners have achieved to help provide lots of ideas on what you could do in your local area.

We will continue to add to this with further information and support resources for Youth Commissioners such as including Youth Forums, supporting Groups and Sections with local youth engagement opportunities, So please do revisit this page.