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Hello. I am looking for feedback on how Area Events are handled throughout the country. When it comes to area events, what would you say is the role of the Service Team vs. the Section Scouters? Do you ensure that there is youth representation on the committees that handle area events, keeping inline with Youth Led (Canadian Path). For a Camporee for example, how might you solicit the voice of the Scouts to help plan an event that they want to attend and will enjoy?
We have had some success having Venturers on Area Camporee committees, but mostly they are working on their own program at camp. If we don't get youth representation, we try to get input through our Area Youth Commissioner going to sections. Our service team is focused on section support. Our event committees are made up from volunteers from applicable section(s), but we had to go to a rotation system where Groups were assigned Area events, GCs then would recruit the actual committee members. There are key ex-officio members from the Area team for Registrar, finance, and a solid template "bible" of what needs to be done, by when, to ensure the event occurs. Our Area events are a Whitetail sleepover, Winter Beaveree, Winter Cuboree, Klondike Derby, and All Sections spring Camporee.
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