NYCApplications are now open for membership of the Scouts Australia National Youth Council for the appointment period of March 2012 to February 2015 (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, 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.

As a member of the NYC you will have the opportunity to meet motivated youth members from every state of Australia. You will have the opportunity to have discussions with the National Team including the Chief Commissioner of Australia. You will be a representative of youth members of Scouts Australia from within your own state. If you are 18 or over during your appointment then you may be eligible to become the National Youth Council Chairman and would therefore become a full member of the Scouts Australia National Council (with a vote on the National Operations and Executive Committees).

You need to be aged between 13 and 23 on March 1st next year to be eligible.

To download the application form click here.

Applications close last mail Friday 18th November, 2011.