Branch Youth Council
So what is the Qld Branch Youth Council?
When and where will the Annual face to face meeting be held?
Is there any age requirements?
How long does the appointment last?
Do I need any experience?
What are the expectations for Qld Branch Youth Council members? What is the time commitment?
What can I expect to gain from the Qld Branch Youth Council?
I am really keen, so how do I apply?
When will I know if I have been chosen as a member?
Why does Scouts Qld need a Branch Youth Council (BYC)?
- To discuss subjects of interest related to Scouting and society issues affecting young people
- Opportunities to empower young people through youth involvement in decision making and personal development
- Discuss topics affecting youth, Scouting and the community
- Provide an understanding of the viewpoints of others including youth program ideas
- Respond to input from other scouting conferences and committees
- Co-ordinate with other youth networks in Scouting and the wider Qld community
- Allow young people to develop the necessary practical skills to enable youth to take part more effectively in decision making activities in Scouting and the community
The BYC will aim to engage young people in the decision making process to ensure Scouts Queensland can deliver programs at the local, regional and state level that relevant and fun for young people.
How does the BYC fit into Scouts Qld?
- Representing their local group in a formal conference / meeting capacity
- Communicating their ideas to small and large groups of people
- Group discussions including decision making and negotiation skills
- Taking leadership responsibility in a task group
- Networking and mixing with other young people from different parts of the state
BYC members will have the opportunity to meet others who share similar and differing views from across Qld. There will also be links to the Scouts Australia National Youth Council.