Youth Commissioners

Meet the County Youth Commissioner team below

Connor Holmes

County Youth Commissioner

My Scouting journey began in 2007 when I joined as a Beaver Scout at 4th Worth in Crawley, moving up through the sections all the way to Scouts. As a Young Leader, I was fortunate enough to return to my old Beaver Colony, where I am now an Assistant Beaver Scout Leader. My most recent Scouting achievement was earning my Young Leader Buckle and I have set myself a personal challenge of gaining my Queen’s Scout Award in the future.

Outside of Scouting, I work at East Surrey Hospital in Surgical Management and will be going to St George’s University of London in September 2020 to study Biomedical Science. In the little spare time that all of that leaves me, I am also a semi-professional Ballroom and Latin American dancer – a hobby which I have maintained since the age of 2 and a half!

I can’t wait to take on the challenge of the County Youth Commissioner role, building on the brilliant foundation that Mike Priest has set for me. I am a firm believer in Youth Shaped Scouting and look forward to working with everyone in West Sussex – especially the District Youth Commissioners – to make sure that all our young people are being given the opportunity to shape their own Scouting experience.


Harry Mason

Deputy County Youth Commissioner

I’m Harry. I love climbing and the outdoors. I study engineering while working in the industry and I aspire to be a product designer in the future. I have been in scouting since the age of 13 in Bognor Regis and have been part of some truly amazing adventures: I have completed my Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards, my Young Leader Belt as well as my Platinum, Diamond and soon to be Queen’s Scout Awards all with Tsunami explorers.

As an Explorer I also had the opportunity to go to the 25th World Scout Jamboree in North America which was a real highlight of my scouting life and I hope to take my experiences forward in to my new role as Deputy County Youth Commissioner, as well as Section Leader at 2nd Bognor Beavers.


Phoebe Woolard

Deputy County Youth Commissioner

My name is Phoebe and I have been scouting in Crawley since I was 6. I went through Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers before becoming a Leader when I turned 18. I became a District Youth Commissioner for Crawley when I was 17, before joining the County Youth Commissioner team recently.

Scouting has helped me develop as a person and I want to try and help young people in the County the way my leaders did when I was a scout. I am currently at the University of Birmingham, studying Ancient History and I am really looking forward to moving forward with the County team.


Hannah Cordrey

Deputy County Youth Commissioner

I’m Hannah, one of the Deputy County Youth Commissioners for West Sussex! I’m now going into my third year of the role. It’s been a great 2 years seeing young people get involved with everything scouting has to offer. It’s also been a pleasure going to events and seeing the DYCs get involved with their District and helping achieve so much out of our young people.

Scouting has been a huge part of my life from being unit leader in cubs, attending the world scout jamboree in japan back in 2015 as well as running small district camps and organising county events. I’m also fortunate enough to be part of the Queen’s Scouts Working Party, attending and represent national scouting. I will be supporting Connor being County Youth Commissioner for another year but I will also be overseeing the Top Awards for the County.