State Youth Council

Youth Leading

The State Youth Council (SYC) is a multi-sectional council comprised of members aged 13-25 from every Region in NSW and with varying degrees of knowledge about the Scouting sections. It is an autonomous council with a purpose of rolling out projects for all scouting sections while representing the needs and interests of youth members.

We're taking applications for new members

The NSW State Youth Council is now taking applications for new members! If you want to explore leadership, community involvement, meet passionate Scouts from across the State and have your say in Scouting at a State level, consider taking up this exciting opportunity!

Click here to apply now.

Applications close 12 April 2021 at 11:59pm.

SYC Current Initiatives

The State Youth Council is currently working on projects that assist with Scouting and the wider community. Read about each Project Patrol summary below.

Intending to assist the regeneration and recovery of the recent bushfire season, this Project Patrol is focusing on animal pouches for koalas, possums, wallabies and kangaroos. Alongside funding from Scouts NSW, the Project Patrol will create, film and promote the production process to Units and how they can participate in making the different animal pouches and sizes for injured wildlife using knitting and sewing skills.

In light of COVID-19, this Project Patrol has been working on programs which Groups can implement in their virtual Scouting nights. These programs incorporate various activities such as cooking, trivia, fitness and scavenger hunting which are versatile to all Sections and allow Scouts to still challenge and grow themselves.

With working alongside the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), this Project Patrol is creating a library of resources for Units to access that include the goals outline and programmed activities that exist through other outlets. This will assist Units in the creation and completion of SDG projects at a local level. Also, the project patrol is creating a document to provide information that guides Units through idea generation, planning, implementation and evaluation of an SDG project.

This Project Patrol works the ‘behind the scenes’ process of the SYC’s initiative ‘Scout of the Year Awards’. This involves fully coordinating and organising the yearly event from the early stages of application and advertising to the big announcements on presentation day. The Project Patrol works hard all year to prepare and fine tune all aspects of the award ceremony.

To learn more about the Scout of the Year Awards, click here.

This team works alongside the other Project Patrols to publish content and other requested materials to efficiently market, collaborate and create these posts. To increase consistency in SYC’s social media posts, this team has been designing and advertising posts about the past ‘Scout of the Year’ finalists and their project updates, which lead up to the marketing of this year’s applications and event. Also, the team has been working on ‘Get To Know Your Youth Council’ posts to increase the awareness of the SYC and its members.

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Frequently Asked Questions

SYC members meet online every month and in person twice a year.

To join the SYC you must be between 13 and 25 years of age.

The appointment of a State Youth Council member is two years.

The State Youth Council is comprised of members from every region in NSW. Find your region’s representatives in the table below.


Greater Western Sydney Finnian
Hume Kristy
  Timothy W
Hunter and Coastal Bailey
  Harry S
North Coast Jordan
North West Dhavve
Riverina Joshua
South Coast and Tablelands Meg
  Harry L
  Lily N
Southern Metropolitan Lily K
  Timothy M
Sydney North Aidan
Lones Lochie

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Contact Us

Meg Cummins, Youth Commissioner at

Harry Lantry, State Commissioner Youth Empowerment at

Youth Forum in a Box

The SYC has prepared 'Youth Forum in a Box', a guide to youth forums for all Scout Groups, Regions and major events and camps. Click here to download this valuable resource.

Youth Opportunities Monthly Newsletter

Do you want to keep up to date with the awesome opportunities available to our youth members in Scouting and our community throughout NSW? Have you got a fantastic opportunity that you want to share!? Well we have good news! Click on this link to sign up for our monthly Youth Opportunity Emails and never miss out again! You can also use this link to let us know what’s happening near you!

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