Youth Leadership

Mark Little, now Scouts Canada’s Executive Director for Scouting Experience, joins the podcast again to discuss youth leadership and why it’s key to a Scout group’s success and longevity.

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Mark Little has certainly changed roles since we spoke to him last — way back in Episode 34, the topic of which was Camp Impeesa (an adventure base in southwestern Alberta). He has moved on from his (volunteer!) role with Scouts’s Canada’s Chinook Council, and is now working for the organization directly as the Executive Director for Scouting Experience.

But regardless, it’s a pleasure to welcome Mark back to the podcast. This time, he and Ken chat about the importance of youth leadership, of letting the youth take an active, even primary, role in determining their adventures (and their group’s adventures) as they navigate their Scouting journey. And he doesn’t just offer an opinion; he comes armed with actual numbers. Check out his full presentation for a goodly bit of data on just how enabling and fostering youth leadership in a Scouting group can be the key means of ensuring group growth and longevity.


Mark has numerous shout-outs to offer, including fellow Scouter Sean Frail, as well as his Venturer Company’s leadership team (Hannah, Jacob, Blue, and Ben). Hopefully all of those names are spelled correctly; send us a note using any of the contact information below if a correction is needed!

And, as always, a big thank you to the folks at Scouting Radio for rebroadcasting Scouting Stuff episodes to their worldwide Scouting audience. If you're listening to us on Scouting Radio right now, let us know; reach out and get in touch. We'd love to hear from you.


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