About > Skills for Life Strategy

Across the UK, we will now build on our recent success and focus on the challenges we face. Our volunteers do not always get the support they need. The public do not always understand what we do and we are not seen as relevant or open enough. Despite these challenges, Scouting achieves remarkable things. Our previous plan, Scouting for All, inspired 834 new sections to start in areas of deprivation since 2013. We now help over 462,000 young people aged 6-18 (including 102,000 girls) get the best possible start in life. It inspired our community impact campaign, A Million Hands, helping over 250,000 young people make a positive contribution in their local communities.

Across Merseyside, we now want to go further and our plan for the next five years is simple. We will support amazing leaders to deliver an inspiring programme and prepare more young people with skills for life. We’ll contribute to a better society. But most of all our plan is for young people. They deserve the best skills, the best support and the best possible futures.

This document provides a short overview of our strategy to 2023 and describes how we plan to support our members, across Merseyside, to take #SkillsForLife to even more young people.

Take a look at this short video to find our more about our plan...