Aurora Peden (Youth)
I’m writing to express my interest in the one of the positions of Youth Voting Member for Cascadia.
I am a 20-year-old youth from a small city in Northern BC, Terrace. I was born and raised, living out my 20 years of life thus far. I graduated in 2018 with my Double Dogwood diploma, a diploma in English and a diploma in French. I nanny a 2-year-old full time and work part time at Pita Pit. I greatly enjoy traveling and experiencing cultures from around the world and interacting with such a wide variety of people.
I am a third generation Scout, descending from my parents who met as Rovers. I have been a registered youth member of Scouts Canada for 15 consecutive years. During my time in Scouting, 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 and I am the current Council Youth Commissioner for Cascadia Council.
Scouting has afforded me the opportunity to meet people locally, provincially, nationally and internationally, forging many lifelong friendships. It has taught me that Scouting is not only an organization, but a means to create some of the most meaningful relationships in one's life. My experience as a Council Youth Commissioner has taught me a great deal in the art of problem solving, business planning, team developing as well as a fostering of self-growth.
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 educated decisions when it comes to the votes I make.
It would be an honour to represent Cascadia as a youth at the Annual General Meeting this coming year. Thank you for your time and consideration to represent our Council.