Scouts Canada, the country’s leading youth organization, offers challenging programs for boys, girls and youth age 5-26 in thousands of individual groups in most cities and towns across Canada.
National Youth Network
FOCUS (Future Of Canada United in Scouting) is a for-youth-by-youth leadership program aimed towards Venturer Scouts and Rover Scouts. It was first developed by the National Youth Committee in 1997 and presented to a delegation of young people in the Scouting movement from all across Canada at a conference in ‘97. Those youth that participated in the event, were given all the necessary materials to bring it back to their local communities; they helped spread their knowledge throughout the country. That’s what makes FOCUS so special—it’s designed such that any member of our older sections can pick up the trainer’s manual, read it, and feel confident enough to present the material to their peers.
FLEX and FAST
In 2010, the National Youth Network began working on two new Youth Leadership training programs aimed at the younger Scouting sections. These courses are called FLEX (Fun Leadership EXperience) for Cub Scouts and FAST (Fun Active Scout Training) for Scouts. FLEX and FAST trainers will help youth learn the skills to become the greatest leaders they can be. These modules on core leadership skills will help youth take on the kinds of leadership opportunities that will take them to the next level and achieve truly great things.
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Youth Commissioner Job Descriptons
- National Youth Commissioner (NYC)
- Assistant National Youth Commissioner (ANYC)
- Area Youth Commissioner (AYC)
- Council Youth Commissioner (CYC)
- Group Youth Commissioner (GYC)