New Youth Involvement Commissioner

New Youth Involvement Commissioner

01 March 2018

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Anja Johnston as our third SHQ Commissioner (Youth Involvement).

Anja will join Youth Involvement Commissioners Steven Maclennan and Jenny Brownlie, working closely with Depute Chief Commissioner Stuart Imrie and Scottish Youth Commissioner Tudor Westwood, to further progress the excellent work that has been done in the key area of youth involvement in recent years.

Anja was introduced to Scouting in Thurso, Caithness at the age of 16 by a very persistent leader who thought she would enjoy everything Scouting had to offer.

Anja has completed her Young Leader Belt and is currently working towards her Queens Scout Award. She has held positions as an ACSL, ASL, District Youth Representative, and is a Member of the National Youth Advisory Group.

She was also a member of the Scouts Scotland working group, which reviewed the Young Leader Scheme in Scotland. 

She has studied Health and Social Care and been an exchange Student in Sweden and is now planning to start training to become a Paramedic.