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Young Leader Resources

Resources and Information for Young Leaders and Adults involved in delivering the Young Leaders' Scheme


Preparing to Lead: Delivering the Young Leaders’ Scheme

This is the handbook for every adult volunteer delivering the Young Leaders’ Scheme. A self contained guide to delivering the training, it provides a full breakdown of all modules and practical activities for bringing the learning to life.  
  • 120 page step by step guide to delivering the scheme
  • Contains trainer notes and practical tips
  • Appendices with additional information including diagrams of local scouting structure and leadership styles

A print friendly version of Preparing to Lead can be found here.

Young Leaders' LogBook

This is a resource that supports Young Leaders through the Scheme. It mirrors the content of 'Preparing to Lead' and has space to evidence all of the modules and missions in order to complete the scheme. This can be downloaded and used in full, or you can chose to use only a section at a time.  You can find the a Printer Friendly copy here.

If you would like to contribute to feedback on the Young Leader Scheme Logbook, please give us your thoughts here.

Guide to opening a Young Leader Unit

Planning a Young Leader training weekend

Young Leader Placement Agreement

Young Leaders - Information for Beaver Scout, Cub Scout and Scout Leaders

Links between adult and Young Leader Scheme

Young People First, Guidance for Young Leaders (orange card) (PDF)

You can order printed copies of the orange card at www.scouts.org.uk/shop.


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