Meet our Youth Safe Advocates – Helen


Name: Helen Buckley

Role in Scouts: DLT for Newcastle District and Region Adviser eLearning for Hunter and Coastal Region

Day Job: Volunteer Liaison Officer for Red Cross

Hobbies and Interests: I love sewing and reading and being with my family and friends.

Favourite moment in Scouting: My favourite moments are when I received my Warrant as an Assistant Cub Scout Leader and the day I was presented with my Wood Beads.

What inspired you to work with youth members? The life skills I could impart to the youth members to help them navigate their pathway in life.

What key thing has a youth member said to you that has stayed with you?It is very simple, "thanks Raksha for a great Pack Holiday".

Why did you become a Youth Safe Advocate? Because every child has a right to be safe.

Why is the Youth Safe Advocate scheme important for Scouts NSW? So that the youth members are safe in the knowledge that there is someone to turn to who will support them.

What is the key message you would everyone to remember about the Youth Safe Advocate scheme? That it is there for the protection of all members.