First meeting of the Regional Youth Advisory Group, November 2017

As the year ends and we all start looking forward to putting up our Christmas trees, I thought it would be good to let you know what a wonderful year it has been for Youth Involvement. I wanted first to say thank you to Martin Browne, as he has stepped back from being Assistant Regional Commissioner to focus on his new role as District Commissioner for Midlothian. I am truly thankful for all the support and guidance he gave me.

We are always looking for motivated young people who want to make a difference and meet other Explorer and Network members, so if you think of young people who have that spark and desire to get involved and make change please do drop us an email at .

In the last year Youth Involvement has achieved

  • A Region that has achieved its Foundation Youth Approved Award (c’mon bronze)
  • Input and guidance to the future of Bonaly and Longcraig and how we can focus around what the young people want
  • A social media strategy where we can connect more with young people and engage them
  • Amazing Programmes, amazing trips, amazing camps and all the other amazing opportunities that Scouting offers our young people. They, working with you, have made the experiences great

Martin Browne receives Region's Youth Approved Foundation Award

Finally, I would like to welcome Lauren Davies and Euan McFadzean on to the team as Acting Assistant Regional Commissioners for Youth Involvement. Last year was fantastic and we have big plans for a new year ahead.

Adam Bennett      Assistant Regional Commissioner (Youth Involvement)