The National Youth Network represents the best and brightest Scouts Canada youth leaders from across the country.
Consisting of each Council Youth Commissioner, three Assistant National Youth Commissioners and chaired by the National Youth Commissioner.
Together the National Youth Network:
Ensures meaningful youth involvement in all Scouts Canada decisions;
Provides direction in all areas of youth programming;
Facilitates coordination with council youth networks;
Encourages youth to take on leadership roles at all levels of the organization.
Contact the National Youth Network at NYN@scouts.ca.
Develop and promote FLEX, FAST and FOCUS – Scouts Canada’s Youth Leadership training programs for Cub Scouts, Scouts and Venturer Scouts;
Maintain and adjudicate the Medal of the Maple for Distinguished Youth Service
The National Youth Network is only a small part of the larger Scouts Canada Youth Network that is made up of the National Youth Network, the Council Youth Networks, the Area Youth Networks and other youth representatives across Canada.
Interested in getting involved?
Join the adventure today – see what youth opportunities are currently available. Read the volunteer descriptions below.
FOCUS (Future Of Canada United in Scouting) is a for-youth-by-youth leadership program aimed towards Venturer Scouts and Rover Scouts. It was first developed by the National Youth Committee in 1997 and presented to a delegation of young people in the Scouting movement from all across Canada at a conference in ‘97. Those youth that participated in the event, were given all the necessary materials to bring it back to their local communities; they helped spread their knowledge throughout the country. That’s what makes FOCUS so special—it’s designed such that any member of our older sections can pick up the trainer’s manual, read it, and feel confident enough to present the material to their peers.
FLEX and FAST
In 2010, the National Youth Network began working on two new Youth Leadership training programs aimed at the younger Scouting sections. These courses are called FLEX (Fun Leadership EXperience) for Cub Scouts and FAST (Fun Active Scout Training) for Scouts. FLEX and FAST trainers will help youth learn the skills to become the greatest leaders they can be. These modules on core leadership skills will help youth take on the kinds of leadership opportunities that will take them to the next level and achieve truly great things.