Meet our Youth Safe Advocates – Sam


Name: Sam Wood

Role in Scouts: Fellowship Member, Trainer and ACSL

Day Job: Camp Warden

Hobbies and Interests: Reading, gardening and music

Favourite moment in Scouting: Attending World Scout Jamborees and many other special moments.

What inspired you to work with youth members? I had many great adventures as youth member because of my great Leaders. I wanted to help young people have the same type of adventures by being a Leader.

What key thing has a youth member said to you that has stayed with you? Thank you for all the great things you have made me do as Cub.

Why did you become a Youth Safe Advocate? To be there to help our youth.

Why is the Youth Safe Advocate scheme important for Scouts NSW? To show everyone that youth safety is a key part of our Scouting method.

What is the key message you would everyone to remember about the Youth Safe Advocate scheme? Everyone can one become a YSA to support our Youth and Leaders and to tell everyone that the YSA people are there to help you.