District Youth Commissioner

Date: 4th Nov 2020 Author: Lee Robinson

District Youth Commissioner

As part of one of our core mission as a District to support Groups and Sections with local youth centred engagement opportunities and also ensure that we continue to listen and develop our plans as a District based on feedback from all our Youth members, it gives me great pleasure to announce that Jonny Hankin has agreed to join the District team as our new District Youth Commissioner for Rotherfield.

Finding the right person for this pivotal role has been a personal mission of mine for over a year and I am confident that Jonny will be making himself known to you all personally moving forwards as he settles into his new role.

If you would like to contact him, or have a Youth member that may be interested in being part of Jonny’s team, he can be contacted on:


I am sure that you will all support Jonny whilst he finds his feet and starts work on helping shape the Scouting leaders of the future via a new District Youth Council that will be created from Youth members/Explorers and young adults (18-24/25) from across the groups.

We are all hugely looking forward to hearing the ideas and input from Jonny and his Youth Council as they establish themselves over the coming weeks and months.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls