#YouShape Month is Back!

Whilst Youth-Shaped Scouting is something we should do every day of the year, in February we take a particular focus on celebrating all we do to empower our young people.

We’ve got loads of opportunities for both your young people, and yourselves to get involved this February!


In order to deliver a youth-shaped programme, you need to be able to effectively retrieve ideas from the young people in your sections. To do this a set of Postcard Forums will be sent to GSLs/ESLs. These are a collection of section specific cards with everything you need to run a useful and meaningful forum. Download the cards now.

It also includes some top tips and more information on ‘Wear their Necker’. We’re asking you to run one of these forums with your young people during February. Remember you can share images and videos from your forums on Twitter using #YouShape and tagging @NottsScoutsYC or by emailing them to office@notts-scouts.org.uk and we can share them for you.

Request A Visit From A Youth Commissioner

If you need any support in running your forums or want to invite a Youth Commissioner along to your section to see your #YouShape activities you can now request a visit from a Youth Commissioner via the button below:
Request A Visit

During February, how about letting the young people choose the games they want to play? What’s even better would be to allow a young person to “Wear their Necker” and run the game with your support.

There are also some really exciting opportunities for Explorer Scouts & Young Leaders to help shape the strategy of Scouting in Nottinghamshire beyond 2018 and also to ‘Wear their Necker’ and take on some really unique County roles for the day. Stay tuned for more information!