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Vision 2018

Scouting has changed over the last decade.
We changed the way we look, and how we do things.
We introduced a new uniform, programme and training scheme.
We became smarter at how we deliver Scouting through better support for volunteers, and enabling people to volunteer flexibly.
As a result, Scouting today is growing. We are more diverse with more communities turning to Scouting for opportunities, activities and expertise.
Young people are now taking a greater role in decision-making locally and nationally. They have become the face and voice of Scouting, and our Young Leaders are helping to deliver great programmes.
Our campaigning work has shown that we are relevant and engaged in issues affecting today’s society.
We’re sounder and focused as an organisation, with a clearer idea of who we are – delivering everyday adventure.
We’ve improved the way we make decisions, as well as our centres and facilities.

But these achievements didn’t happen by chance. Our Members took responsibility for bringing about the changes we all knew were necessary.

Over the past few years, we have been thinking about what the next decade of Scouting might look like, what the new challenges will be and how we can work together as a Movement to meet them.

As a result of this work, we have developed a new vision for the future, taking us to 2018. This summarises what we want to be and where we want to go as follows.

Scouting in 2018 will:

  • Make a positive impact in our communities
  • Prepare young people to be active citizens
  • Embrace and contribute to social change.

 Scouting in 2018 will be:

  • Shaped by young people in partnership with adults.
  • Enjoyed by more young people and more adult volunteers.
  • As diverse as the communities in which we live.

 Members of Scouting in 2018 will feel:

  • Empowered
  • Valued
  • Proud

 Click here view a video of our Vision 2018.