Skills for Life

Our plan to deliver better futures

Our vision for 2023

By 2023 we will have prepared more young people with skills for life, supported by amazing leaders delivering an inspiring programme.

We will be growing, more inclusive, shaped by young people and making a bigger impact in our communities.

Our local goals

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.


As a District, we've seen lots of growth over the last 17 years. We want to continue that trend and deliver key life skills to more young people than ever before.


Scouts is open to all. As a movement, 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.

Youth Shaped

Over the last four years, there has been a growing momentum to ensure young people are shaping their experiences and taking on leadership roles in their Scouting. We want to continue to build on this.

Community Impact

Since the launch of our social action campaign, A Million Hands, in 2015, over 250,000 young people across the UK have had the opportunity to take part in high quality social action on four big issues of our time.

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