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 must be members of an Explorer Scout 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 awards.
Module A Badge
The Young Leader’s Module A Badge is awarded after completion of Module A – Prepare for Take Off of the Young Leaders’ Scheme. This must be completed within three months of becoming a Young Leader.
Young Leaders’ Essentials
Young Leaders’ Essentials was developed to help adults, primarily the Explorer Scout Leaders (Young Leader) who will be delivering the scheme, to understand how the training and development aspects of the scheme work.
Young Leaders’ Scheme Factsheets
In the Young Leaders’ Essentials pack, there are a number of factsheets designed to help Young Leaders themselves progress through the training element of the scheme.
Young Leaders – Information for Beaver Scout, Cub Scout and Scout Leaders
Also available is a factsheet called Young Leaders – Information for Beaver Scout, Cub Scout and Scout Leaders. This factsheet outlines to section leaders the role that they can expect Young Leaders to play in their leadership team.