Aurora Peden (Youth)
To my fellow members of Cascadia,
I’m writing to express my interest in the position of Youth Voting Member for Cascadia.
I am a 21-year-old youth from a small city, Terrace, in the Northern part of British Columbia. I graduated back in 2018 with my Double Dogwood diploma, a diploma in English and a diploma in French. I nanny a 1-year-old, 3-year-old and 5-year-old full time. I greatly enjoy traveling and experiencing cultures from around the world and being able to interact with such a wide variety of people.
I am a third generation Scout and have been a registered youth member of Scouts Canada for 16 consecutive years. During my time as a member of Scouts Canada, I have received my Wood Badge 1 and 2 for Beaver Scouts, my Chief Scout Award, Queen’s Venturer Award and the Medal of Maple. I have attended the 2013 Canadian Jamboree in Sylvan Lake, Alberta as a participant, the 2015 World Jamboree in Kirarahama, Yamaguchi, Japan as a participant, the 2017 Canadian Jamboree in Halifax, Nova Scotia as an Offer of Service, the 2019 World Jamboree in West Virgina, USA as an International Service Team member. I was the past Council Youth Commissioner for Cascadia and am the current Cascadia Council Youth Voting Representative.
Scouting has afforded me the opportunity to meet people from all over, as close as neighboring towns, to all the way across the globe, forging many lifelong friendships. It has taught me that Scouting is not only an organization, but a worldwide like-minded and inseparable family. My experience as Council Youth Commissioner taught me a great deal in the art of problem solving, business planning, team developing as well as a fostering of self-growth. My time as a Council Voting Representative has taught me how important it is for our members to have a voice.
Being a member of the Council team has been one of the most personally challenging but rewarding experiences. As Council Youth Commissioner, I have learned the needs of the Council, how the National Service Team works to better the organization and have a more comprehensive understanding of how our BC Yukon properties society functions. What I have learned will help me use critical thinking and form educated decisions when it comes to using my voice and placing my votes.
It would be an honor to represent Cascadia as a youth at the Annual General Meeting this coming year. Thank you for your time and consideration to represent your Council.