There should be a youth club near you to suit your ideas and interests. To find what's going on try one of these organisations for help:
- Youth Scotland - phone 0131 554 2561
- Clubs for Young People (CYP Scotland) - phone 0131 555 1729 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- The SSC - they run activities/summer camps for 10-18 year olds. Find out more from the SSC website.
Are you 10-20 years old? Do you who want to make friends and take a break from the usual routine? Then check out the Scouts and Venture Scouts. There’s loads of activities to have a crack at, so if you fancy yourself as a bit of a cliffhanger, or a demon karter, then this is could be the adventure you’re after. An important part of Scout training is community involvement. This could be anything from fund raising for other charities to working with those with special needs, or taking part in a local conservation scheme.
For more info on how you can get involved phone the Scout Information Centre on 0845 300 1818, or take a look at the Scouts Scotland website.
Girlguiding Scotland gives young females the opportunity to make friends and develop skills and talents. You can join at almost any age, providing you are a girl, because there are lots of groups e.g. Guides (10-14 yrs), Senior Section (14-26 yrs), and Adult Leaders (18-65 yrs).
If you want to find out more then phone 0131 226 4511 or check out the Girlguiding Scotland website.
The Boys' Brigade (BB)
The Boys' Brigade run programmes for young males, which include competitions, sports, awards, challenges, teamwork and adventures.
Need more info? Contact Scottish Headquarters at Caronvale House, Carronvale Road, Larbert, FK5 3LH, phone 01324 562008, or take a look at the Boys' Brigade website.
Fabb Scotland has clubs across Scotland is for young people with and without disabilities. They run camps and activities.
To find out more visit the Fabb Scotland website, or call them on 0131 475 2313 (Mon to Thurs 10am - 4pm) or use their inclusion service on 0131 475 2364.
The Woodcraft Folk
The Woodcraft Folk is a national voluntary organisation working with young people (Pioneers aged 10-12, Venturers aged 13-16, District Fellow aged 16+), aiming to build a world based on equality.
Woodcraft Folk groups enjoy things like educational games, drama, craftwork, singing and dancing.
To find your nearest group contact the Scottish Office on 0141 304 5552, email: email@example.com, or take a look at the Woodcraft Scotland website.
Set Up Your Own Club
If you want to set up your own club/ activity then you can speak to your local Community Education Officer, whom you’ll find by contacting your local council. To find your can find your local Community Education Officer you can phone Young Scot InfoLine on 0808 801 0338 (Mon to Fri 10am - 6pm). Calls are free from your home phone and mobiles.
Funding Your Idea
The Young Scot Action Fund gives grants of up to £200 for individuals and up to £750 for groups. It can give you funding to help turn an idea or project into reality. This can be anything from training to do a new skills, to organising an event for your youth club. Application forms are available from Young Scot or you can download an application form now. For more info call Young Scot InfoLine on 0808 801 0338 (Mon to Fri 10am - 6pm).