For those of you who have not heard of the new Youth Approved scheme it is a benchmarking award that Sections, Districts and Regions can apply for designed by young people to show we are listening to their voices and allowing them an input.

The great thing about the scheme is that most of you will already run most of the elements that are required to achieve the award. It comes in 4 levels (Foundation, Bronze, Silver and Gold) however only the first two levels are available to apply for. We encourage you all to have a look at these awards as they are a great badge of pride for the Section and the young people to carry.

Young spokespeople and mentor


You can find out more on the Scouts Scotland website at or if you’d like to have a chat with either of your Youth Involvement Commissioners you can contact them by email at and