Meet our Youth Safe Advocates – Meg


Name: Meg Cummins

Role in Scouts: State Commissioner (Youth Empowerment)

Day Job: Student, Studying Bachelor Engineering (Environmental & Civil)

Hobbies and Interests: Youth advocacy and empowerment, climate action, Sustainable Development Goals, animals, Scouts, kayaking, bush walking, canyoning, snorkelling, travelling and experiencing the world, space and science, horse riding, humanitarian engineering, photography, plants and volunteering.

Favourite moment in Scouting: My favourite moment was at the World Scout Moot in Iceland, where 5000 members from all over the world renewed their promise in their own language at the same time!

What inspired you to work with youth members? Scouts shaped who I am and had an incredibly large impact on my life. I want to provide today's youth members with the same opportunities I got and say thanks to Scouts!

What key thing has a youth member said to you that has stayed with you? "I really didn't think I could do that!"

Why did you become a Youth Safe Advocate?Because it is integral to all youth members to feel safe 24/7 and I want to be able to assist in making sure this is a reality.

Why is the Youth Safe Advocate scheme important for Scouts NSW? Everyone in Scouts should be able to feel safe and understand their right to feel safe.

What is the key message you would everyone to remember about the Youth Safe Advocate scheme? Safety starts with everyone. We all need to be aware of safety and do what we can to ensure we feel safe as well as others around us.