Young Leader Support

The Young Leaders’ Scheme is just one of the exciting programme elements in the Explorer Scout section.

All leaders in the Beaver Scout, Cub Scout and Scout Section who are between the ages of 14 and 18 are members of a Young Leaders Unit. They are Explorer Scouts who choose to devote a large proportion of their time in Scouting to service in another section.

The Young Leaders’ Scheme helps Explorer Scouts to develop and grow as individuals. It allows them to make a valuable contribution to their community and give service to others. The scheme also helps them fulfil the service elements of their award. 

Young Leader Training

Some Districts deliver Young Leader Training locally however as part of our ongoing support for Young Leaders in the County, we have developed a training programme to help Young Leaders develop their skills, and help achieve the Young Leader Belt Buckle. There are 11 modules which make up the scheme, they are:

  • Module A: Prepare for take-off!
  • Module B: Taking the lead
  • Module C: That’s the way to do it!
  • Module D: Understanding behaviour
  • Module E: Game on!
  • Module F: Making Scouting accessible & Inclusive
  • Module G: What is a high-quality programme?
  • Module H: Programme planning
  • Module I: What did they say?
  • Module J: Communicate it!
  • Module K: First aid

As a way of practically delivering this training, we have grouped most of these modules in to the below 5 trainer-led courses:

  • Safe: Module A and E (2 hours)
  • Leadership: Modules B, C and J (2 hours)
  • Inclusive: Modules D and F (1.5 hours)
  • Programme: Modules G, H and I (2 hours)
  • Care: Module K (2 hours)

The first aid module is delivered separately to these courses.

Course Dates

Below are current courses dates; please be aware that where there are multiple dates published, bookings for the next course will open on the day of the previous course. Each course will be led by our Young Leader Training Team and will take place online. Please click on the dates for further information and to book places:

Safe: Module A and EWednesday 28th April 2021, 7pm
Tuesday 8th June 2021, 7pm
Thursday 16th September 2021, 7pm
Leadership: Modules B, C and JTuesday 6th July 2021, 7pm
Inclusive: Modules D and FWednesday 12th May 2021, 7pm
Programme: Modules G, H and IThursday 17th June 2021, 7pm
Care: Module KTo be announced

For support with Young Leaders, please contact:
Chas Hawkins or Iain Parr (Young Leader Training Co-Ordinators)