Our plan to prepare better futures in Wales

Scouting encourages young people to be the best that they can be. We give young people the confidence to dream big and the determination and drive to achieve their goals. Now we want to do more.

Our strategy for 2018-2025 supports and empowers our volunteers to deliver an amazing programme. It is our plan to contribute to a better society. Above all, it’s a plan for young people who deserve the best skills, the best support and the best possible futures.

Skills for life

Our vision 

By 2025 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.  

Our mission 

Scouting actively engages and supports young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society.  

Our values 

We act with care, respect, integrity, cooperation, exploring our own and others beliefs.  


Our Goals


We have been growing for over a decade, and want to continue that trend so we can bring skills for life to more young people across Wales. By 2025 we will have: 

  • More young people aged 6-25 in Scouting
  • More Section Leaders (including Assistant Section Leaders) 
  • More Young Leaders 


Scouting is open to all. We now have over 31% female members, and Scout groups are opening and thriving in new communities across the whole of Wales. By 2025 we want to see: 

Scouting membership reflect society in Wales 

20 new sections, especially but not exclusively, in areas of deprivation, remote and rural areas, and in new communities 


Youth Shaped 

Young people are at the heart of Scouting. We support young people to shape their experiences and take on leadership roles at Scouts. By 2025 we will have:  

young people shaping their Scouting experience within 50% of Groups and 75% of Districts and Areas

Community Impact 

We want to provide even more opportunities for young people to be active citizens and have a positive impact in their communities. By 2025 we will have: 

  • More youth members taking part in community impact projects 
  • More young people achieving top awards.

Our three pillars of work

To achieve our objectives we will focus on three pillars of work: 


A fun, enjoyable, high-quality programme consistently delivered and supported by simple tools.  


Scouting will be delivered to more young people from different backgrounds by more, well trained, better supported, motivated adult volunteers from different backgrounds. 

Download the strategy


Scouting is understood, more visible, trusted, respected and widely seen as playing a key role in society today.  

Find out more

You can download our strategy page to find out more about our three pillars of work. 

Scouting gives the young people a chance to get involved, have a go and achieve. Plus I get to do it all too!

Heulwen Jenkins – Cub Scout Leader, 1st Wenvoe

How we got here

We worked closely with UK headquarters on a joined-up approach to the development and consultation of this plan to make sure our strategy is aligned with the UK strategy, while being relevant and achievable in Wales.