Branch Youth Council
So what is the Qld Branch Youth Council?
When and where will the Annual face to face meeting be held?
The Annual face-to-face meeting will be held at BP Park, Samford on 8-10 March 2019. It is a great opportunity to meet the other council members in person. Don’t worry if you don’t live in South East Qld as we will pay for your travel costs to attend the meeting. In fact we encourage you to apply no matter where you live as we would love representatives from across Qld.
Is there any age requirements?
The Branch Youth Council is open to all Scout, Venturer Scout and Rover Scout members of Queensland Branch aged between 13 and 23 on March 1st. Members are selected by a selection committee and are appointed by invitation from the Chief Commissioner of Queensland.
How long does the appointment last?
If your application is successful, you will be appointed to the Council for a 12 month period with the opportunity to extend to two years.
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?
Complete the 2019 Branch Youth Council (application form) and questions. Send your application in to the Branch Youth Council by either email or post.
When will I know if I have been chosen as a member?
All applicants will be advised if they are successful in February.
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.