Mission Three: Planning

What you have to do

Take the section’s programme ideas to a programme planning meeting.

This mission should include:

  • asking the young people in the section to contribute their ideas to the programme
  • capturing the ideas and suggestions from the young people and exploring how these could be incorporated into their programme
  • attending and contributing to a meeting (e.g. programme planning meeting, leaders’ meeting, District, County/Region or Area meeting)

To complete this mission, you could:

  • attend a section planning meeting
  • plan and run a meeting (e.g. section planning forum or running activities from the YouShape resources)
  • decide who should attend a meeting and invite them along
  • organise and run a forum for the young people in your section, gathering their ideas and suggestions, and feeding these back to the section leader
  • organise for someone to take notes, minutes or points of action
  • plan and run the Sixers’ or Patrol Leaders’ forum, ensuring that the young people in the section understand how they can input their ideas into the section programme
  • any other ideas, subject to agreement with the ESLYL and SL

This could be done in a virtual meeting too!


To show you have completed these tasks we ask you to write a little bit about your experience and upload it to OSM. Fill in the Mission 2 page of your logbook. If you don’t have a logbook then please write an answer to each of the following questions:

  • What did you do to gather ideas from the young people? What did you want to achieve?
  • How did you turn those ideas into action and feedback the information?
  • What did you learn from this task? Why do you involve young people in programme planning?
  • What would you do differently next time?

Once you have done this, you can upload the evidence through OSM.