Your Youth Commissioners

What do Youth Commissioners do?

Youth Commissioners are volunteers responsible for driving youth shaped Scouts in their local area. They’re aged between 18 and 25 when they’re appointed.Youth Commissioners support volunteers to embed young people’s ideas and decisions into local Scouts. They play a key role in the leadership and management of their District, County, or Area.

District Youth Commissioners

District Youth Commissioners support volunteers in their District (including Section Leaders, Group Scout Leaders, Assistant District Commissioners, and District Explorer Scout Commissioners), helping them to understand the importance of being youth shaped and put it into practice.

District Youth Commissioners can:

  • Support volunteers to put the views and ideas of young people at the heart of their section’s programme.
  • Promote participation in the YouShape award and top awards.
  • Help to make sure that young people get regular opportunities to take the lead, including promoting peer leadership and the Young Leaders’ Scheme.
  • Inspire and motivate young people in the District and make sure they know about all the different opportunities available to them in Scouts, including what they can do when they turn 18.
  • Influence decisions that are made in the District as a member of the District Trustee Board, making sure that young people are at the heart of decisions.

County Youth Commissioners

County Youth Commissioners support volunteers in their County (including District Teams, District Youth Commissioners, and Assistant County Commissioners) to make sure that the County’s activity is informed by young people’s ideas and feedback.

County Youth Commissioners can:

  • Help to make sure that the County programme is shaped by young people.
  • Create opportunities for young people to provide feedback (often through a County Youth Forum).
  • Promote the YouShape award and top awards.
  • Support the District Youth Commissioners in their County, bringing them together to support each other, share ideas, and work towards a shared vision.
  • Inspire and motivate young people in the County and make sure they know about all the different opportunities available to them in Scouts, including what they can do when they turn 18.
  • Influence decisions that are made in the County as a member of the County Trustee Board, making sure that young people are at the heart of decisions.

 

Central Yorkshire Youth Commissioner team

 

  • Kyle Mallory is the County Youth Commissioner for Central Yorkshire Scouts – Contact Kyle Mallory

 

  • Lucy Huggins and Jacob Barnes are the District Youth Commissioners  for Wakefield District – Contact Lucy Huggins or Jacob Barnes
  • Lucy Taverner is the District Youth Commissioner for Wetherby District – Contact Lucy Taverner 
  • Sophie De Naeyer is the District Youth Commissioner for North Leeds District – Contact Sophie De Naeyer 
  • Matthew Plant is the District Youth Commissioner for Leeds Templars  District – Contact Matthew Plant
  • Matthew Giles is the District Youth Commissioner for West Leeds District – Contact Matthew Giles
  • Laura Morris is the District Youth Commissioner for South Leeds and Morley District – Contact Laura Morris

Districts with Youth Commissioner Vacancies:

  • Shire Oak District
  • Pontefract and Castleford

If you feel you or someone you know would be a great Youth Commissioner, reach out to Kyle Mallory or the District Commissioner for the specific District for more information.

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