My name is Andrew Dallas and I have been a member of Scouts Canada since 2001. During this time I have served as Scouter and contact Scouter in all 5 sections as well as group committee and group commissioner.
My other roles during this time include Area service team for company and crew, FVC representative for Nicomekl Area-Honours and Awards, 21st BP Guild – Guild Master, FVC trainer, and resource person with Girl Guides of Canada - Fraser Skies Area. I have attended 2 CJ's, 2 PJ's, 1 WJ, 6 BC moots and this summer PJ19. Currently, I am the FVC membership contact to WJ19.
Servicing and advocating for youth has always been the priority in my roles and will continue to be in the future. I feel the older youth are some of the best educated minds, the best visionaries of the current state of Scouts Canada's future and voice of reason - this is why I invest time to our youth and movement.
Recently I helped answer the call for advisors to attain their WB2 Company and Crew using a format style of holding training when best suits the participant schedule. We held training one Monday evening per month and had each participant lead a session of the training. This accomplished; the request for training, the timing of training based on their own schedule, peer training, hands on training using planning and presentation by the participants, and exchange of ideas and sense of understanding we all are tasked with the same challenges. The result accomplished; 21 advisors within 2 areas of FVC successfully received and earned their WB2 beads and accreditation, and our older youth have advisors with the best understanding of how to encourage the youth through the Canadian Path.
Whether I am selected to become a voting member for FVC or not, I will continue to ask the "hard questions" when attending meetings and push for answers especially where youth involvement and youth voices need to be heard