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Local Youth Commissioners

Please note that wherever the word County is used, please replace with Area for Wales

Why introduce Local Youth Commissioners (LYCs)?
Following the appointment of the UK Youth Commissioner (and team) there has been a high demand for similar roles to be created at local levels throughout the UK. At YouShape 2015 the concept of Local Youth Commissioners was discussed and an overwhelming amount of participants said they were in favour of them. Details of the outcomes of YouShape 2015 can be found in the report available from www.scouts.org.uk/youthcouncil

Local Youth Commissioners can bring a huge number of benefits to local Scouting and can help lead the work towards our Youth Shaped strategic objective. They are not the end product of the strategy; they are an enabler and champion for the Youth Shaped work locally.

Local Youth Commissioners are appointed at either District or County level in England, Wales and Northern Ireland only. In Scotland, there are Assistant District Commissioners for Youth Involvement and District Youth Commissioners with a different responsibility to lead the District Youth Advisory Group. For role descriptions, please contact Scouts Scotland.

Role description (Word) - District Youth Commissioner
Role description (Word) - County Youth Commissioner
Nomination/Self nomination Form

Local Youth Commissioners Q&A
The Appointment Process
TA Guide to Local Youth Commissioners
Local Youth Commissioners conference call notes

On-going Support

Youth Shaped Scouting Action Plan Toolkit
This toolkit is designed to support Youth Commissioners create a local action plan on how to deliver Youth Shaped Scouting in their District, County, Area or Region (Scotland).

It is based around the UK Youth Shaped Scouting strategy, and gives helpful tips and hints on how to understand what your local area needs to become more youth shaped. We will soon be adding lots of case studies from around the UK on what other Youth Commissioners have achieved to help provide lots of ideas on what you could do in your local area.

The toolkit is also available from the Print Centre.

The Youth Shaped Strategy video gives a really simple overview of the whole document and how to use it.

We will continue to add to this with further information and support resources for Local Youth Commissioners such as including Youth Forums, supporting Groups and Sections with local youth engagement opportunities, therefore please do revisit this page.

More resources
Further practical resources for local Youth Commissioner can be found on #YouShape section of Member Resources.


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