Youth in Governance Network
Our Youth in Governance Network was formed to provide members aged under 26 with a forum to express their views directly to the Chief Executive. Becoming a member of the Youth in Governance Network gives you the opportunity to build your leadership skills, develop communication techniques, and to work in partnership for the benefit of SCOUTS.
How is the Youth in Governance Network formed?
The Youth in Governance Network is made of up ten youth representatives from the National Council, elected by the five Regions in New Zealand. Each Region nominates and elects two people under the age of 26 to sit on both National Council and Youth in Governance Network. A term lasts for two years.
What is the role of the Youth in Governance Network?
The National Youth Council serves as a consultation group for the Chief Executive, with members communicating ideas and contributing to new strategies, as well as facilitating SCOUTS New Zealand's annual Youth Forums.
Current Youth in Governance Network members.
Upper North Island
Ben Sutton (Chair)
Central North Island
Kate Te Wano
Lower North Island
Upper South Island
Lower South Island
Chair of National Venturer Council
Chair of National Rover Council