We are looking for a young person (aged 18-25) who has the
passion and drive to help us ensure youth shaped Scouting is
embedded into all aspects of our work. Following eleven years of
membership growth we are about to embark on a Strategic Plan for
Having a movement that is shaped by young people in partnership
with adults is a key strand of our vision and strategy and we are
looking for a young person who can play an important role as we
begin a new and exciting chapter in our history.
One of our young people has the chance to be the first ever Avon
Youth Commissioner - working in partnership with the County
Commissioner and County Chairman to lead the movement forward. This
is a fantastic chance for a young person to be part of Scouting's
future and to develop their personal and voluntary skills.
The Avon Youth Commissioner will be responsible for helping us
implement some ambitious but exciting work including the
- County Youth Council - The council will allow young people to
have their say about everything relating to their Scouting
experience and bring it to our attention nationally. We envisage
the council being a large scale event which, we hope, will have at
least one representative from each District to ensure local youth
forums have the opportunity to feed into the discussions.
- Be a part of the National Youth Council - The council is a
large scale National event which our County representative will
take the County's views on youth shaped scouting and ensures that
the outcomes from the council are impacted on appropriately and the
results are communicated back to all levels locally.
- Youth Shaped Scouting Implementation Working Group - The
smaller group will be responsible for implementing some agreed
pieces of work which aim to provide the right support structures at
all levels across the County so we are able to achieve our goals by
This is an excellent opportunity for a young person to gain
experience in a senior volunteer role within the largest
co-educational youth movement in the UK.
If you are interested in this role or wish to nominate someone
please complete the form and return to County Office by Friday
9th January 2016