ScoutsCymru has spent the last few months building a new leadership team who will be on hand to guide the 15,000 young people in Wales through their most important years of growth and development.

We have recently appointed two new members, and who better would understand the needs of our young people, than the young people themselves?

We are pleased to introduce you to our two new Youth Commissioners, Kris Hall and Callum Jones. They will help other youth and adult volunteers to develop their own leadership skills, working together to support local teams and making sure young people’s voices are heard.

Kris Hall, 21, from North Wales has been a member of ScoutsCymru for 15 years and wants to give back to the people who have given him so much over the years.

On his appointment, he said: “I have been involved in Scouting for as long as I can remember. I have Dyslexia so I struggled during my time in school, but Scouting provided me with so much help and encouragement and I wanted to be able to provide the same type of support for other Young People.

“In my new role I will be supporting the District and Area Youth Commissioners and the Youth Commissioner team in Wales. I will be visiting as many Sections across Wales to ensure that our fantastic young people have their voices heard and play an active role in shaping their Scouting adventure.”

Callum Jones, 20, originally from East Sussex but currently living in Aberystwyth, has also been a long-standing member of Scouts, joining at the age of six.

He said: “My fondest childhood memories are of my time as a Scout, and I couldn’t think of a better way to give back than to be an adult volunteer.

“As a Youth Commissioner, I will work with the other Youth Commissioners to make Scouting across Wales as youth-shaped as possible. We will work to empower as many young people as we can allowing them to decide, plan and run their programmes, camps and activities regardless of their age – 90% or more. We also want to make sure at least 80% of areas and districts have Youth Commissioners and all Scouts Cymru events will have a significant youth involvement.

Rhian Moore, Chief Commissioner of ScoutsCymru added, “young people are the backbone of our organisation and their enthusiasm and drive is key to making amazing things happen.

“We are at a critical time for Scouting in Wales and we have an amazing opportunity to do things differently so we can support even more young people and help them to develop skills that will set them up for life.

“We are thrilled to welcome two new Youth Commissioners into Team Cymru. Both Kris and Callum have been members of Scouting from their early years and are the perfect people to help us do the best we possibly can. Together they will do an amazing job in empowering young people and re-shaping Scouting in Wales.”

ScoutsCymru gives over 14,000 young people in Wales the opportunity to enjoy fun and adventure while developing the skills they need to succeed, now and in the future. Open to all young people in Wales regardless of faith, gender, sexual orientation, race or social background, the movement encourages its members to do more, learn more and be more.

We’re looking for more people to join our Youth Commissioner Team. If you want to use your skills to help young people in Wales and are aged between 18 and 25 (or will be by January 2020) we’d love to hear from you! To find out more click on the following link – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YouthCommissionerRecruitment2019