Mission Statement

1st Chorley’s Mission Statement

With due respect to our 80 years of history…..

Our mission statement is to align with where we want to be over the next 5 years. Building on and learning from where we have been and merging it with where we need to be. Delivering an ever improving programme that meets the needs of our young people, whatever their background, gender, race religion….. and matching that with vision of the demands of the society they will find themselves in.

As a group we are contributing to the Scouts Vision 2018, an international review of how we maximise the relevance and contribution Scouting can make to society whilst maximising the enjoyment.

Vision 2020

Scouting has changed over the last decade.

We changed the way we look, and how we do things.

We introduced a new uniform, programme and training scheme.

We became smarter at how we deliver Scouting through better support for volunteers, and enabling people to volunteer flexibly.

As a result, Scouting today is growing. We are more diverse with more communities turning to Scouting for opportunities, activities and expertise.

Young people are now taking a greater role in decision-making locally and nationally. They have become the face and voice of Scouting, and our Young Leaders are helping to deliver great programmes.

Our campaigning work has shown that we are relevant and engaged in issues affecting today’s society.

We’re more sound and focused as an organisation, with a clearer idea of who we are – delivering everyday adventure.

We’ve improved the way we make decisions, as well as our centres and facilities.

But these achievements didn’t happen by chance. Our Members took responsibility for bringing about the changes we all knew were necessary.

Over the past two years, we have been thinking about what the next decade of Scouting might look like, what the new challenges will be and how we can work together as a Movement to meet them.

As a result of this work, we have developed a new vision for the future, taking us to 2020.

What we want to be and where we want to go

Scouting in 2020 will:

  • make a positive impact in our communities
  • prepare young people to be active citizens
  • embrace and contribute to social change.

Scouting in 2020 will be:

  • shaped by young people in partnership with adults
  • enjoyed by more young people and more adult volunteers
  • As diverse as the communities in which we live.

Members of Scouting in 2020 will feel:

  • empowered
  • valued
  • proud