YouShape Award

The Award which puts Young People in charge

The YouShape Award makes it even easier to embed being Youth Shaped into your programs. At the same time, it’ll help young people work with their leaders to learn leadership skills that they’ll use for the rest of their lives.

Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, and Explorers have the opportunity to complete the badge at each stage in their scouting life.

Breaking it down, the badge consists of 4 elements. The central badge is all about encouraging young people to decide what they want to achieve, setting a goal, and figuring out how to make it happen. The plan badge is all about thinking creatively, working together, and helping plan activities for their section. Taking the lead, the next badge is about supporting the delivery of activities and stepping up to take charge. The final badge encourages young people to engage in the representation of their group, this could be in the community, bringing some friends along, or chatting with the Trustees.

You may find that this is already built into your programs, lots of the requirements overlap, especially with the Challenge Badges. Why not check out the badges in OSM? Let’s make Warwick District YouShaped!

Megan Kendall

DYC & Lead Volunteer 14-24 Sections, Warwick District