Youth Commissioners

Local Youth Commissioners bring a huge number of benefits to local Scouting and help lead the work towards our Youth Shaped strategic objective. They are not the end product of the strategy; they are an enabler and champion for the Youth Shaped work locally.The role is to ensure that young people from 6 – 25 years are involved and engaged in every decision that shapes their Scouting experience locally and to empower young people to share their ideas and have a meaningful voice in planning, implementing and reviewing their programme and opportunities. Youth Commissioners work very closey with their relvant District or County Commissioner and Chair. 

Stu Bennett - County Youth Commissioner

Stu joined Scouting aged 6 as a Beaver and progressed through all the youth sections to become an adult leader. During his time as an explorer he sat on his District Executive as a youth rep for a number of years and also took an active role in regular Explorer Scout Forums. Stu's main role before becoming a Youth Comissioner was as a Media Development Manager for his district, working to promote modern day Scouting to the press and in the community. He has also volunteered previously as a Scout section assistant and and still keeps a keen interest in his local Scout group, serving on the executive committee and helping at camps and events. He has also sat on the core management team for the last two Marra Camps, taking a lead on Marketing and Communications. Outside of Scouting Stu graduated from Northumbria University with a degree in Computer Science

District Youth Commissioners


Sean Mulligan - District Youth Commissioner
Daniel Thirlaway - Deputy District Youth Commissioner
Chris Selby - Deputy District Youth Commissioner

Tynemouth District have recently appointed their first youth commissioner team. The District Youth Commissioner is Sean Mulligan who is an Assistant Beaver Leader from 5th Tynemouth Scout Group. Sean has been involved in Scouting since the age of 6. The rest of the team consists of Chris Selby and Daniel Thirlaway who are deputies. Chris is an Assistant Cub Leader from 5th Tynemouth Scout Group. Chris has been involved in Scouting since the age of 9. Daniel is a Cub Leader from 13th Tynemouth Scout Group. Daniel has been involved in Scouting since the age of 6. We aim to make Tynemouth Youth Shaped by having our aims to achieve in the next three years.

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Whitley Bay & District

Andrew Coulson - District Youth Commissioner
Sarah Godlington - District Youth Commissioner
Kieran Horvath - District Youth Commissioner
Charlotte Seager - Deputy District Youth Commissioner
Jonny Elkin - Deputy District Youth Commissioner

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City of Newcastle

Dave Welch - District Youth Commissioner

Lewis Mooring - District Youth Commissioner

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Blyth Valley

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Castle Morpeth

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Jack Clarke - District Youth Commissioner


Mid Northumberland

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North Northumberland

Abby Grace Burrows