A Message From Our District Youth Commissioner

I am very excited to announce that following the success of #YouShape 2016, when lots of young people and volunteers got involved across Blackburn District, 2017 will see a whole national #YouShape month held in February. Obviously Youth Shaped Scouting is about everyday Scouting all year round, but UK Scouting is focusing on February to really support young people and volunteers to embed this traditional part of Scouting into what we do and celebrate what are already good examples of Youth Shaped Scouting.

We won’t be holding a District event in Blackburn because this year is all about local impact and embedding good practice.

To help you out we’ve created an Activity Inspiration resource where you will find 31 pages jam packed full of inspirations to help you plan your own #YouShape activities, whether that be a District Camp or running a #YouShape night. Remember, #YouShape is more than just a month, and these resources can be used at any point in the year.

This year, we’ve put how each activity links to badges from the section, making it even easier to link in to the programme. We’ve also included an evening planner for each section, so you can run your own #YouShape evening easier.

Download your activity inspiration pack now!

Don’t forget to shout about what you’re doing using the hashtag #YouShape on social media and let me know what you’re doing or if you have any questions about youth shaped Scouting.

Yours in Scouting,

Jack Murry
District Youth Commissioner
Blackburn Scouts

Youth Commissioner

Author: Ian Fletcher

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