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Area Youth Commissioner (AYC) for Rideau Area

Are you a young person in South Ottawa, Russell, Embrun, North-Gower, Osgoode, Greely or surrounding communities? Do you want to meet other people in Scouts and make an impact in your community? Are you a Scouter who knows a young person with great leadership potential?

Rideau Area is seeking applications for an Area Youth Commissioner (AYC) to work as an equal partner to lead and support Scout excellence.

The AYC works as an equal with a volunteer Area Commissioner and paid Area Support Managers to bring great, safe Scouting adventures to hundreds of people in Ottawa and surrounding communities. The Area is looking for someone between the age of 11 and 25 who has great ideas, and can work in a team to put them into action. They should have strong communication skills, a can-do attitude and enthusiasm for Scouting.

An AYC is a key contact for Scouting in Rideau Area. An AYC has the opportunity to take on new challenges and initiatives at with Area and Council. The initiatives are varied, but include running training courses, planning events, working with finances and helping Scout groups run great program. The AYC will meet new people in and out of Scouts, and most importantly, be a voice that helps to grow and promote Scouting. The role is open to members and non-members of Scouts Canada.

Applicants must submit:

This application form


  1. A short résumé detailing your Scouting background (and other community involvement), awards and recognition and leadership roles in and out of Scouting.
  2. A brief email outlining what excites you about Scouts, and any ideas you have to improve Scouting.
  3. Name, telephone number, Group, Section, and email address

Review the job description and submit your application to Nicolas DesRoches, Chair of the Nominating Committee, to with subject line “Rideau AYC” before April 1, 2017.

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