By 2023 we will have prepared more young people with skills for life, supported by amazing leaders delivering an inspiring programme.
We will be growing, more inclusive, shaped by young people and making a bigger impact in our communities.
As a movement, we have grown for the last 13 years. We want to continue that positive trend, bringing skills for life to more young people across the UK.
Scouting in 2023 will have:
Scouts is open to all. We now have over 102,000 girls and have started 834 sections in areas of deprivation since 2013. We believe it’s a priority to reflect the diversity of the communities we are in.
Over the last four years, there has been a growing momentum to ensure young people are shaping their experiences and taking on leadership roles at Scouts. We want to continue to build on this.
Since the launch of our social action campaign, A Million Hands, in 2015, over 250,000 young people have had the opportunity to take part in high quality social action on four big issues of our time. The campaign won 'Cross-Sector Partnership of the Year' at the Charity Times Awards in 2016.
We are already working towards this vision, getting young people involved in decision making, at management meetings and listening to their valued contribution.
We are working on our continued growth of Scouting - our target is to have 5000 young people in Scouting in the County by 2023 and we're on target to achieve that.
We are making more people aware of Scouting, by getting out into communities, promoting the modern message of Scouting and showing people what great opportunities we can provide for young people today
We are opening groups in areas that do not currently have Scouting in the community, by working with our teams at Scout HQ and external organisations to find new meeting places and volunteers to provide more adventure for young people.
We have already successfully opened groups in specific communities and we are looking at further opportunities to work with all faiths, ethnicities and backgrounds, in order that Scouting is available to all.
We are ensuring that we are leading by example, having the best people possible leading each of our teams to make Scouting the best that it can be both now and by 2023.