The Young Leader Training Scheme is an opportunity for young people, aged between
14 and 18 years old, to gain experience as a leader at a Beaver Colony, Cub
Pack or Scout Troop. This experience is combined with a full Training Programme
provided by the District Explorer Scout Commissioner, in conjunction with the
County Explorer Scout Team.
The reasons for taking part in this scheme are many, but include, Explorer Awards, Volunteering
component of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme or just a desire to stay
involved with the Group where you were a Beaver, Cub or Scout. Whatever your
motivation is for becoming a Young Leader, you MUST be registered with
your Explorer Scout Section.
Depending on your own requirements, you can be just a young leader or combine it with
your membership of a District Explorer Scout Unit. Your annual membership fees
will not be affected by being a member of more than one Unit, and it is hoped
that the Scout Group you are assisting will contribute towards your costs. You
can get more information regarding this from your Explorer Scout Leader or the
Group Scout Leader of the Group you assist. Whether you are an active part of an Explorer
Scout Unit or not, all District and County activities are open to you.
As mentioned above, there is a full Training Programme available to all Explorer
Scout Young Leaders. This programme is split into separate Modules to bring it
into line with the Adult Training Programme, as anything you complete within
your Young Leader Training will be taken into consideration when you apply for
your Adult Leader Warrant and are profiled for your Training requirements.
All Young Leaders MUST complete Module A (Prepare For Take-Off) within 3 months of
joining or beginning to help within a Scout Group. On completion of this
Module, you will be presented with the Young Leader Award
which you wear on your Uniform. Wear this badge with pride as it is recognition
of your commitment and dedication to Scouting that you have received, completed
and understood your initial Leadership Training.
Being a Young Leader is a rewarding and enjoyable role within a Scout Group. You will
be supported by both the Section Leader and the District Explorer Scout
Commissioner and will be actively encouraged to undertake the remaining
Training Modules and Missions of the Award Scheme.
Enjoy being a Young Leader, one of the most valuable members of any Sectional
Leadership Team. If you have any questions or need support please contact initially your
Explorer Scout Leader or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org