PhD Topic/Title: 21st Century Youth Leadership in the Scout Movement .


A study to examine what youth leadership means to both adults and young people living in the UK today. With a focus on The Scout Association, this research will provide benchmarks to what youth leadership means for today’s millennials. It will reveal, in the words of young people, the core features of ‘leadership’ in the 21st Century, identifying how these can be cultivated in other young people who are facing changing social and economic conditions. It will examine the difference in understandings of youth leadership between adult volunteers in The Scout Association and young people.