Published: Wednesday, 25 February 2015 16:01
Hopefully you will be aware of our event on Saturday 11th April, “4U!”, for all our Explorer Scouts, Young Leaders and Under 25’s involved in Scouting in Northern Ireland.
This event has been inspired by the National Scout move towards encouraging and empowering our Young People to Shape their Scouting, and to enable them to have a bigger say in what goes on, not just in their local area, but also at a Regional and National Level.
The UK have recently appointed their first UK Youth Commissioner, Hannah Kentish, and 2 deputies as they strive to achieve the goals set out in The Scout Associations’ Vision 2018, where Scouting in 2018 will be shaped by young people in partnership with Adults. Our young people are the future of Scouting, and we need to take note of the views they have, and the changes they wish to see within Scouting, while this may be different from our experiences of Scouting, our young people need support and encouragement, and guidance from us as experienced leaders and commissioners.
I am asking that you, as a Section Leader, Group Scout Leader, or Commissioner, encourage your young people, not only to attend this event, but also to become an active part of the leadership structure within your Groups, Districts and Counties.
Please pass the attached
on to all your 14-25 year olds and encourage them to register to attend on Saturday 11th April 2015.
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