Young Leaders’ Scheme

If you’re aged between 14 and 18 and part of an Explorer Unit or completing your DofE Award, then you could help out a local unit by being a Young Leader. YLs help with Beaver, Cub and Scout sections and are part of their local Explorer Leader Scout Young Leaders’ Unit.

The Young Leader’s Scheme helps individuals develop and grow whilst also helping them complete the service elements of their Awards. Young Leaders within Scouting need to complete a number of training Modules and Missions to gain as part of the Young Leaders’ Scheme and complete Module A within their first three months.

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Module A covers the purpose and method of The Scout Association, child protection, POR, activity rules & safety and understanding the role of the Young Leader. The Young Leaders’ Badge and woggle can be awarded after completion of Module A.

A – Prepare for take-off!
B – Taking the lead
C – That’s the way to do it!
D– Understanding behaviour
E – Game on!
F – Making Scouting accessible
G – Programme plans
H – Programme plans plus
I – What did they say?
K – First Aid master class

There are then four Missions to be completed alongside the 10 Modules. After completion of each Mission, a ‘mission strip’ should be presented, which are placed around the Module A badge.

Once the entire scheme (including all Missions and Modules) has been completed, the Young Leader belt buckle can be presented. There is also a badge that can be worn on adult uniform.

More info for Section Leaders:,98&moduleID=10

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