District Youth Advisory Group
Megazone - Saturday 16th Feb - 3.40-5.15pm
I am starting the District Youth Advisory Group, which is a group of young people aged 14-25 from across the district that will meet 3/4 times a year to develop youth involvement in the district. We will be discussing what the young people like and would like in/from the district, feedback from events and anything else the young people would like to discuss to ensure the district is youth shaped. I am looking for Explorers, Young Leaders, and Network/young adult leaders from across the district that would like to be part of this group. I am looking for about 20 people for our first meeting from across the district. The first meeting will be held at the Megazone on Saturday 16th Feb 3.40-5.15pm. If unable to make the first meeting please still let me know your interest in the group so you can be kept in touch and possibly attend future meetings.
Or on the Falkirk District Explorers + Young Leaders Facebook group here
Youth Approved Award
I am also looking to make all leaders aware of the Youth Approved Award. This has been developed by young people to encourage youth involvement at all levels in Scouting. Youth involvement is important at all levels to ensure youth members are getting the best experiences from Scouting. I have attached a pdf with more info about the award and the requirements for each level. You should find that you already fulfil a number of the requirements. Apply for foundation first, then bronze, then silver. The gold level hasn't been released yet but will be in the future. Explorer Units should apply for the section level at Foundation and Bronze. Explorers come under district level for Silver.
Youth Approved Award Requirements: Click Here
Apply Online: Click Here
For more info about Youth Involvement and ideas see:
Scouts Scotland: Click Here
UK Scouts: Click Here
YouShape Cards (Scout Shop): Purchase Here
YouShape Cards (Online): Click Here
Can I point out the YouShape section further down the Jan membership email:
YouShape 2019 and the YouShape Award consultation. February is YouShape month. We have resources for each section to use (available on scouts.org.uk/youshape) to encourage young people to make more decisions, shape their own programmes and take on leadership roles. YouShape badges are also available to purchase.
This year, we're also consulting on the future of YouShape, as we look to move away from a moment in the year to embed Youth Shaped Scouting as a key part of the programme. We hope that, within your plans for February, you are able to ask young people their views and submit their ideas to us as well as your feedback. We'd love to hear from as many adult volunteers and young people as possible.
Visit scouts.org.uk/youshape to download the consultation pack that explains the proposed YouShape Award and how to submit your feedback.