New Assistant Youth Commissioner

Welcome from Hannah Cordrey, our new Assistant Youth Commissioner in her own words….

In the last couple of years, Scouting has become a large part of my life which all started when I joined Worthing Network. In 2015, I attended the World Scout Jamboree in Japan and came back wanting to get more involved with Scouting. I joined 1st Worthing Warwick Cubs as an assistant leader then in May 2017 I received my wood beads.

I have achieved my Queens Scout Award and I’m now a member of the Queen Scout Working Party (QSWP). I have attended and represented at national Scouting events such as the Queens Scout parade in Windsor, Westminster Abbey Thanksgiving Service and Cenotaph Whitehall London. By being part of the QSWP I have helped organise activities at national events such as Gilwell24 and Wintercamp. I’m also a D of E Leader at a local Open Centre, I hold the Gold award and I’m a qualified Assessor.

I’m very much looking forward to my new role as Assistant County Youth Commissioner for Events. I would like to look for opportunities at existing events to ensure young people are getting the most out of their Scouting. I’d also like to see our young people get involved/engaged in decisions that shape their Scouting experience across the County and excel from the new opportunities that arise from it.

Hannah  can be contacted below

#YouShape 2018

February is #YouShape month and we want to make it the best yet! Youth Shaped Scouting takes place all year round, but again we’re focusing on it in February. We want to support young people and volunteers to embed this traditional part of Scouting into what we do and celebrate the amazing examples of Youth Shaped Scouting already taking place around the County.

During February, within each District, there will be a local event/activity run by your District Youth Commissioner teams which you should have received details about already, if not you will do soon.

The County will be running a youth ambassadors camp for Scouts which will be a chance to meet Scouts from across the county, have ago at fun and engaging activities and to learn leadership skills. You’ll receive more details from your District Commissioner in the new year.

Why not add a #YouShape evening into your programme in February to hear the views of your young people and get their input into the programme. There are fantastic resources available, including activity inspirations and activity postcards, on the Scout website, which will help you to do this.

If you have any questions about #YouShape or how to include it into your programme, please speak to your Local Youth Commissioner or contact Mike Priest the County Youth Commissioner below, or via Facebook ( or Twitter (@mikewscyc).

Assistant County Youth Commissioners

The search for Assistant County Youth Commissioners begins!!

Do you want to make a difference to Scouting in West Sussex?

Are you looking for an exciting new challenge?

Do you want to support the views of over 9,500 young people within the County?


If your an enthusiastic young person who is passionate about youth shaped scouting then the County Youth Commissioners want to hear from you!!

We’re recruiting 2 new assistants to work in partnership with us. One assistant will focus on events and the other will look at youth shaped support. You’ll be key at helping West Sussex grow, help us stay connected to young people and ensure young people have a say and shape their Scouting. The full role descriptions for both roles can be found below:


If you are interested or know someone who would be, just fill out the application form which can be found here and send it to before the deadline of 12th November 2017.

If you have any questions or queries then please get in touch.