... to communicate the Skills for Life plan

Resources for Counties/Areas to communicate and take action on the Skills for Life plan

Skills for Life plan: A guide for Counties/AreasSkills for Life: County/Area action plan templateSkills for Life booklet (for Scout members) Skills for Life presentation (for Scout members) Skills for Life booklet (for an external audience) Skills for Life presentation (for an external audience)

To download an action plan template, video files, Skills for Life PowerPoint templates or print batches of the booklets visit the Strategy 2018-2023 section of the Scout brand centre.

... to roll out the updated brand

Use the brand activation guide and resources that can be found on the Scout brand centre

... to support Growth

Use the data and the suggested opportunities in the Census Information Report, which you can access through the Census Dropbox.

Use the Development Planning Toolkit, a member of the Regional Services Team or equivalent role in the Nations can help you with this.

Contact the Regional Services Team here
A great programme will attract and retain young people. Work with your team (including Assistant County/Area Commissioners and your District Commissioners (including Assistant District Commissioners) to provide practical skills events that best suits your local context.

Use the new resource, Programme Support: A Guide for Scout Districts, to support quality programmes.

... to support Inclusivity

The Inclusivity RAG Assessment resource is designed to understand how you are doing in relation to being open to all and what actions you could take to develop further. 
For support and guidance on inclusion we provide further information on the Scouting for All pages.
Seek support from the Assistant Regional Commissioners (Growth) and the Regional Services Team or equivalent roles in the Nations to identify opportunities for new provision. Contact the Regional Services Team here.

... to support Youth Shaped

There are resources to help you appoint a Youth Commissioner including a role description.

Take a look at the Youth Commissioner resources.
Use the new resource, A Guide to Youth Commissioners, to help support Youth Commissioners and develop a Youth Shaped Scouting action plan. 
Use the Young People on Committees resource to understand how best to support 18-24 year olds on executive committees and use the Executive Committees for Young People resource for 18-24 year olds who have just been appointed or are interested in an executive committee position.

... to support Community Impact

Running quality community impact projects is an essential part of a great Scouting programme and we’re aware that these projects take planning and time.

UK headquarters can help you run a community impact support day. This course would be relevant to any volunteer in your County/Area and aims to help volunteers understand how to run a community impact project and effectively deliver the Community Impact Staged Activity Badges. We can provide trainers through the community impact support group.

To book a slot email community.impact@scouts.org.uk

Take a look at the A Million Hands resources.

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