Putting young people first is at the heart of what we do in Scouting. We have a Youth Shaped approach, or YouShape for short.

This week, our Cubs spent the night coming up with ideas and rating them via a Cool Wall. It’s always a thought provoking exercise as what we think young people might like, is often different. On the cool wall, the Cubs rated camping, kayaking, trees and teamwork as some of their sub zero ideas – meaning there is nothing cooler than having a go at these.

As a result, we’re shaping our Cub programme over the next few months to include more team based activities and when the weather gets warmer, to go Kayaking again at Ebchester.