A New Month. A New Year. A New Decade!

January’s always an exciting time with lot’s of new things happening, and plenty of exciting things continuing. Here’s a few things the Youth Commissioners and County Youth Team have being up to!

My first meeting in the year was with our Challenge 20 Youth Board- How else do you start?! It was a great day and it’s brilliant to see a group of Young People continue to fundamentally shape our largest County Eve

The real focus point this month has being launching our brand NEW Youth Commissioners’ Challenge for 2020. It’s focussed all around the Climate Emergency and encouraging Young People and Adults to play their part in creating a better world. Take a look at the page on the website to find out how you can get involved


Ian, Taylor, Sophie, Lois and I spent a great morning at Drax Power Station filming our promotional video and we then had a brilliant evening at The Carriageworks Theatre launching our award.

We’re hugely grateful to everyone that came along and supported us, as well as Leeds City Council and Drax for their continued support. I’ve being really inspired working with Lois on this award, a Scout in Shire Oak who’s passion for Environmental Activism is infectious! We can’t wait to see what groups get up to and look forward to presenting some badges!

It’s also being a month of sectional meetings. We’ve got another incredible year of activities planned for our Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers. Cinema Trips, Water Activity Days and Escape and Evade Events to name but a few! What’s truly special is that we have at least one Young Person (and often several) at these meetings to offer their vital input and influence.


I also had the pleasure of spending a weekend camping… Okay I use the word camping loosely, with St Chads Cubs at Blackhills. It was brilliant fun. Thanks to Carrie, who also happens to be our ACC Cubs for the invitation!






February looks to be just as exciting! We’ve got an evening with Explorers planning a brand new Crime Prevention Badge, The Child Friendly Leeds Awards and our Annual Weekend Away with the County Youth Team.

Don’t forget, you can always contact us at mathew.milner@cycscouts.org.uk- We love being invited to things! You can also keep up to date on Twitter: @mathewmilner @sophieheadcyc @taylorscaifecyc

See you Later,


Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls