Adult volunteers from Nottinghamshire Scouts joined together for Summit 18 as part of the
national roll out of the new skills for life strategy of UK Scouting. The aim of the Summit was
for adult volunteers to help define what the new strategy means for Scouting across the
County and how Districts and Groups could use it to develop their future plans.

Volunteer Lead for  Adult Support, Christine Sheard said: “It’s fantastic to have the opportunity to come together and meet with other volunteers in Scouting. Young people are at the heart of scouting, but
without well-supported and well-trained adult volunteers we couldn’t provide our young people with fun, exciting adventures and activities to gain skills for life.”

Delegates from across Nottinghamshire heard about the new national strategy from UK Scouting’s Chief Executive Matt Hyde, shared some of the many successes of the past 7 years with current County Commissioner, Matt Rooney and looked forward to the future with CC Designate Steven Tupper.

Summit 18 not only provided volunteers from across Nottinghamshire the opportunity to gain a fresh, current perspective on Scouting, but to also hear from the young people they serve through the various #YouShape activities carried out by the active team of countywide youth commissioners.

Jordan Phillips County Youth Commissioner said, “Every young person’s Scouting experience is something to remember. #YouShape is a national initiative that ensures Scouting continues to meet the changing needs of the young people it serves, and over the past 12 months we have been out talking with young people and today at Summit18 we have been provided a great opportunity to feed that research into the strategy for Nottinghamshire”

Read feedback, pictures and the first from CC Designate, Steven Tupper in future blogs.