National Rover Council (NRC):
The National Rover Council is the governing body at the national level of the Rover Section, which comprises youth members aged 17 - 26. First formed in 1979, the National Rover Council represents the interests of each of the Branch Rover Councils and aims to develop and support the advancement of the Rover programme and operations of Rover government in Australia.
The National Rover Council executive are peer elected at the annual National Rover Council meetings and are responsible for following up on decisions made at these meetings. The executive liaise with Rovers in each Branch of Australia in order to develop new initiatives, share best practice examples and to encourage communication and shared experiences by Rovers throughout Australia. The National Rover Council executive take on representative roles as youth members to National councils and committees, with the National Rover Council Chairman being a member of the National Team of Scouts Australia and appointed as a Delegate of Scouts Australia to Asia-Pacific and World Scout Youth Forums and Conferences.
The National Rover Council also oversees the programme of Australian Rover Moots and the Rover component of Australian Ventures (Roverscope), which occur every three years. They also work with the National Team of Scouts Australia to foster relationships with Rovers in other countries and to share best practice examples so as to improve the Rover programme within Australia and abroad.
To visit the Rovers Australia website - click here.
National Youth Council (NYC):
The National Youth Council (NYC) is the primary body representing the youth members of Scouts Australia at a national level. It makes recommendations directly to the National Team on a range of issues affecting Scouting in Australia, the issues of young people, plus a range of other topics. The National Youth Council consists of 25 members who each serve a three year term. We have members from all corners of Australia, aged between 13 and 26.
The only leader on the council is the National Youth Council Adviser, who acts in a leader support and advisory role, much like a Rover Adviser. The Council is separated into four working patrols, each researching and writing recommendations on their own topics. Every member (except the Chair and Adviser) is part of a patrol and the Patrol Leaders, along with the Council Chair, Vice Chair, and Adviser, make up the NYC Executive.
To visit the NYC website - click here.
Branch Youth Council (BYC):
The Western Australian Branch Youth Council (WA BYC) is the primary youth-led body representing Youth Members at the WA Branch level. The WA BYC consists of members from Scouts, Venturers, and Rovers from all over Western Australia, who each serve a 15 month term. The WA BYC is referred topics from members & independently researches, discusses, provides feedback and makes recommendations to the relevant stakeholders, councils and decision making bodies. These recommendations are based on youth perspectives and are taken into account by those making decisions affecting Scouting in WA.
The WA BYC is always on the look out for innovative, motivated Scouts with a great attitude and a desire to improve Scouting in WA, Australia and the World. If you or somebody you know is interested in learning, meeting new people and taking on a leadership role within Scouting then the WA BYC could just be the thing for you – so listen out for when applications open, later this year! The wider variety of ages, backgrounds, and Districts involved, the better we can represent all the youth members of the WA Branch. The WA BYC is a brilliant way for the Western Australian Scouts to have their voices heard about issues that are important to them at a Group, District, Region and Branch level. We encourage all Scouts, Venturers and Rovers between the ages of 12 and 25 years to consider applying (regardless of where you live within WA) for a position on the WA BYC and make your mark in Scouting by being a member of this dynamic and vibrant council.
If there is something that you would like WA BYC to discuss, an event you would like us to attend or you just have a general question, get in touch with us at: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com.
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