We’re passionate about making sure our members have the opportunity to use their voice and take action on the issues they care about. Find our more about how we’re doing this through Speak Out and our Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament.
As part of the Year of Young People in 2018 we launched Speak Out, Girlguiding Scotland’s youth voice, which helps influence the direction of our advocacy work. Speak Out is girl-led and provides a platform for members to use their voices, make sure their views are heard and seek change at the highest levels.
Speak Out is a forum for Girlguiding Scotland members to share their views on the issues that matter to them. Speak Out events are a great way to try new activities, gain new skills and to influence the advocacy work in Scotland.
Do you want to help shape our future campaigns and advocacy work? Are you passionate about speaking out on issues affecting girls and young women? Then it’s time to take action and help us make Scotland the best possible place to be a girl! We’re now looking for more champions to join us in making sure girls’ voices are at the heart of everything we do. If you’re aged 14-25 apply now to become a Speak Out champion and shout about the things that matter to you. You’ve got until Monday 22 November.
You’ll find out everything else you need to know about the role in the application form which only takes a few minutes to fill in. If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We want all young people to get engaged with the democratic process and be empowered to speak out about issues they care about. We have two representatives on the Scottish Youth Parliament, also known as MSYPs.
The Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) is the democratically elected voice of Scotland’s young people. It’s made up of 150 young people aged 14-25 from across Scotland and is a platform for young people to make their voices heard on issues that matter to them.
The next SYP elections are taking place in November 2021. Two Girlguiding Scotland members aged 14-25 will be elected by members to represent us in Scotland’s Youth Parliament. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for our members to develop their skills beyond their unit and the chance to represent girls and young women across Scotland.
We want all young people to be engaged with democratic processes and feel empowered to speak out about issues they care about. We have two representatives in the Scottish Youth Parliament, also known as MSYPs.
Our two MSYPs represent the views of Girlguiding Scotland members so they can be truly represented on important issues facing girls and young women across the country. MSYPs attend SYP sittings three times a year, which involve debate and discussion around issues that matter to Scotland’s young people.
Sophie Reid and Abbie Wright are our current elected MSYPs.
I’m Sophie and a Ranger and Young Leader in Glasgow. I’m one of the two MSYPs for Girlguiding Scotland and I’m also a Trustee of SYP. I’m currently in my last year of secondary school and sit on the Education and Lifelong Learning Committee within SYP.
The top 5 things I’ve done as an MSYP are:
I’m Abbie and I’m one of the MSYPs for GirlGuiding Scotland. I’m a Brownie leader in Aberdeenshire and I’m also a Girlguiding Scotland Speak Out Champion. I’m currently studying mental health nursing at university, and work part-time as a swimming teacher and lifeguard at my local pool as well as being a support worker within the NHS. Within SYP I’m a member of the health and well-being committee, as well as being on the campaign delivery group, our minds our future project group, and the youth ethics advisory panel.
The top 5 things I’ve done as an MSYP are:
I’m Lynne and I’m Girlguiding Scotland’s MSYP Support Worker. I’m here to support Girlguiding Scotland MSYPs through their journey as an MSYP and help them to meet and consult with Girlguiding Scotland members on the issues that matter to them. I make sure that our MSYPs get the most of out their role and that they have a safe and enjoyable experience. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with passionate young people from diverse backgrounds across Scotland and to support them in making a difference within society.