By 2025* we'll have prepared more young people with skills for life, supported by amazing leaders delivering an inspiring programme.
We'll be growing, more inclusive, shaped by young people and making a bigger impact in our communities.
*Due to the impact of COVID-19, our Skills for Life strategy has been extended until 2025.
Scouting actively engages and supports young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society.
We act with care, respect, integrity, cooperation, exploring our own and others’ beliefs.
Our plan is to build on the success of the previous plan: to continue to grow, become more inclusive, to be shaped by young people and to make a bigger impact in our communities. We have set new goals for 2025. There are specific goals for Scotland.
As a movement, we have grown for the last 13 years. We want to continue that positive trend, bringing skills for life to more young people across the UK.
By 2025 we'll have:
Scouts is open to all. We now have over 102,000 girls and have started 834 sections in areas of deprivation since 2013. We believe it’s a priority to reflect the diversity of the communities we are in.
Over the last four years, there has been a growing momentum to ensure young people are shaping their experiences and taking on leadership roles at Scouts. We want to continue to build on this.
Since the launch of our social action campaign, A Million Hands, in 2015, over 250,000 young people have had the opportunity to take part in high quality social action on four big issues of our time. The campaign won 'Cross-Sector Partnership of the Year' at the Charity Times Awards in 2016.