Applications Now Closed

Applications closed MIDNIGHT Sunday 24nd November 2013 – Good luck to everyone that applied.

It is with great pleasure that we announce that applications are now open for membership of the Scouts Australia National Youth Council. The appointment period will be March 2014 to February 2017 (3 years).

The National Youth Council provides advice and recommendations directly to National Committees and Councils on a range of issues that affect young people in Scouting.

The Council comprises a total of twenty-five youth members selected to represent a cross section of Scouting in Australia.  There is representation from the Scout, Venturer and Rover sections, as well as Young Leaders.  Each branch (or state) of Scouts Australia is also represented.

As a member of the National Youth Council you will be required to personally attend two conferences held on weekends in March and September, each year.  You will also be expected to attend and contribute to monthly meetings online as part of a patrol, considering a range of topics and issues presented to you for input.  Consequently, reliable and regular internet and email access is essential.

It is expected that to properly represent your fellow Scouts, you set aside some time to research and find out about a topic that your Patrol is discussing, in between meetings.

Most importantly, you will have the opportunity to meet motivated youth members from every state of Australia and work with the National Team including the Chief Commissioner of Australia, and develop personal skills in a wide range of areas. If you are aged 18 or over during your appointment then you may be eligible to become the National Youth Council Chairman.

You need to be aged 13 – 23 (inclusive) on March 1st next year to be eligible.

Applications close MIDNIGHT Sunday 24nd November 2013 

The next step – How to apply

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