Welcome to the new website of the Scouts Australia National Youth Council!

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 27 members who each serve a three year term. We have members from all corners of Australia, aged between 13 and 26.

The Council is separated into four patrols, and further topic patrols, each researching and writing recommendations on their own topics. Every member (except the Chair and the two Vice Chairs) is a part of a patrol. The Patrol Leaders, along with the Council Chair and two Vice Chairs make up the NYC Executive.

Through being a member of the National Youth Council, you can also have the ability to be the NYC’s Appointment to:

  • The Scouts Australia Environment Team (Elected)
  • The Scouts Australia International Team (Elected)
  • The Scouts Australia Training Team (Elected)
  • The Scouts Australia Adventurous Activities Team (Elected)
  • The National Finance Committee (Appointed through Application)
  • Other Teams that come and go.



Scouts Australia has an exciting new position available and the National Youth Council is very excited. In a symbolic step forward for our organisation, Scouts Australia has decided, with some help from the NYC, to have a National Commissioner for Youth Empowerment. But what does this mean?

The National Commissioner Youth Empowerment will be responsible for the National Youth Council (amongst other things) and will take over the role of NYC Chair at the March Conference of the Council in Brisbane. We would like to invite everyone to check out the position description and if you are aged between 18-23 in March 2016, you are encouraged to apply, if you are up for the adventure.

National Commissioner Youth Empowerment Role Description

Online Application Form

If you would like to apply, but have questions about the responsibilities please don’t hesitate to contact Johnathan Morey (the current NYC Chair, and the last) for more details, to arrange a phone call: nyc.chair@scouts.com.au

Applications Close 15th February. We would like to make an announcement before the 5th of March 2016 and would like to invite the person selected to the conference in 18-20th March 2016.

Share this with your friends, so we can have many applicants and choose the best person for the role.

Many thanks,
The National Youth Council.

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