Should Rover Scouts be called Youth

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Nora Bugeaud
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Re: Should Rover Scouts be called Youth

Post by Nora Bugeaud » Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:13 pm

Hold on Scouts Canada is not the only organisation that refers to this age group as youth! There are others as well as youth employment agencies including ones run by the Y. In fact check these out: "Youth... those persons between the ages of 15 and 24 years." - United Nations General Assembly[6]
"...youth ... comprises persons between the age of 15 and 24. It is used by ... the World Bank" - World Bank.[7]
The Commonwealth Youth Programme works with "young people (aged 15-29)."[8]
Looks like we stand in some pretty strong company. Generally a youth is some one who is between a child and a mature Adult in fact the majority of young people in the under "25ish" category are still very unsettled in life and have not yet taken on the full role of a mature adult. Even Revenue Canada and Most Insurance plans consider that a "youth" to 25 can still be covered by a parents health insurance and certain tax credits or deductions can be used by the parents if the person in question is still a student

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Re: Should Rover Scouts be called Youth

Post by Nora Bugeaud » Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:20 pm

There are some benefits to be youth! The potential for outside sources of funding "read grants" is much greater if you are dealing with youth. Just a thought!!!!!

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