British Youth Council (BYC)

What is the BYC?

BYC membersThe British Youth Council (BYC)
represents the views of young people to the government, decision makers and the media. It's an umbrella body and is made up of a large number of youth groups, including uniformed organisations, political parties, youth clubs and the National Union of Students.

The BYC has four aims:
  • provide a voice for young people
  • promote equality for young people
  • help young people be more involved in decisions that affect their lives
  • advance young people's participation in society and civic life.
As the largest uniformed organisation in the UK, Girlguiding sends a full delegation to BYC meetings. The delegation is made up of Senior Section members selected from each Country/Region. As a member of The Senior Section you could be part of this! Through BYC your views can be taken forward into the wider community, so you can have your voice heard and make a difference.

Tell us your views!

The BYC delegation need your views and ideas so that we can best represent you - our members! They gather the views of our members at regional events through workshops and surveys but are always keen to hear from people directly - you can contact the delegation on Twitter (@GirlguidingBYC) or visit