Voting information is noted below. Voting opens on
November 8th and closes November 21st.
We are very excited to announce Scout Scotland’s three candidates for the MSYP elections all come from the South East Scotland Scouts region. Congratulations to Avery, Niamh and Ewan. You can visit their candidate profiles by clicking on the links below.
Of these three candidates two will be elected as Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYPs) and will represent our youth members at a national level. Voting opens on November 8th, click on the below link for more.
Are you an Explorer Scout, Network Scout or Adult Member then you can vote? To help understand the candidates, Scouts Scotland hosted an online Hustings for the election. A hustings is a bit like the TV Show Question Time. Attendees had a chance to come along (virtually), hear from the candidates and ask them questions. The hustings took place on the 21st of October 7:30-8:30pm.
Every two years Scouts Scotland elects two Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYPs) to represent the views of our youth members at the Scottish Youth Parliament.
The Scottish Youth Parliament represents Scotland’s young people aged 14-25 and our MSYPs can raise issues on behalf of their Scouts Scotland constituency. We are one of Scotland’s largest co-educational youth movements, so our MSYPs play an important role in making sure the voices of our youth members contribute to discussion and debate at a national level.
Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYPs)
What our MSYPs do
Our MSYPs are elected by our youth members (aged between 14 and 25) to represent their views at the Scottish Youth Parliament. To do this, they need to:
- Attend sittings all over Scotland.
- Present motions to the Scottish Youth Parliament based on topics or issues our members have chosen.
- Contribute to wider campaigns run by the Scottish Youth Parliament.
Scouts Scotland has been represented at the Scottish Youth Parliament since 2015. Our MSYPs have also:
- Campaigned for UCAS recognition for Scouting top awards.
- Introduced free period products at Scottish Scout Adventures Centres.
- Raised awareness of hidden disabilities.
For more visit – https://syp.org.uk/
How to vote - opens November 8th
How to vote
The elections for the Scottish Youth Parliament are happening from Monday 8th – Sunday 21st November 2021. All Scout Scotland members aged 14-25 are eligible to vote in them. Enabling them to have a say as to whom becomes the 2 young people to represent Scouts Scotland in the Scottish Youth Parliament. All the emails with the unique voter identifier numbers for eligible members to vote have gone out. The numbers for Scout Network have gone directly to each individual and the ones for Explorer Scouts have gone to all DESCs or DCs (depending on who is in role) to distribute. Please can we encourage you to put aside a brief window to allow you/your unit to vote. If you have any questions from anyone or someone needs more numbers please get in touch. Members have the instructions on how to vote online and the results will be announced on our social media channels at 12.30pm on Monday 22nd November 2021.
We want this election to be as democratic and youth-led as possible so it’s really important that as many of our eligible members vote as possible.
Our previous MSYPs have done great things like raise awareness of hidden disabilities, campaign on period poverty, campaign on access to outdoor education and help Scout awards receive greater recognition.