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.
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 election runs from the 8th til the 21st of November. Our Members aged between 14-25 will be able to vote in this election, using an online voting platform hosted by the Scottish Youth Parliament.
Explorer Scouts will be able to log on and vote using a unique number issued to them. In October we will distribute these numbers to every District Commissioner, District Explorer Scout Commissioner.
Network Members will be able to log onto vote using their membership number.
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.