Scouting is all about Young People and giving them #SkillsForLife while developing active global citizens. Those of us around the Scout Network age (18 – 25) are the current and future leaders, but where is our development? Becoming the best versions of ourselves and truly understanding ourselves better is key to developing us for tomorrow.
We, at ScoutsCymru, have designed a Leadership Development Programme for Young People aged 16-25 that will develop young leaders and start them on a personal development journey. It is designed and delivered by Young People and has 2 main parts to it, the 1) Introductory Event and the 2) Award.
By the end of this Leadership Development Programme, Young People will feel confident in what they are doing and what they value in life, be passionate about their roles in Scouting and in society and understand how to be the best versions of themselves. We are developing the leaders of the future, giving Young People experiences and skills earlier to enable them to achieve what they want to achieve.
Due to COVID, this Programme is completely virtual (for now), an essential part of 2020 that allows more people to participate the Programme. In the future, a blended approach of face-to-face and virtual will be considered.
We have just run our very first Pilot Event on the 24-25th October for 8 fantastic Young People from all over Wales, which was incredibly successful. They got to learn more about themselves, network with others from across the country, and are motivated to take on the challenges. I am really excited about what is next for our current participants and future ones!
16-25 and missed out on the Pilot but want to be involved at the next event? Great! Keep an eye out for more information or get in contact directly (email below) to express your interest.