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Section leader responsibilities

While a Young Leader is working in a section, the Section Leader is responsible for their safety and welfare.

The Section Leader however must ensure that the Young Leader becomes a real part of the leadership team and is given meaningful responsibility.

If the Young Leader takes part in any residential or adventurous activities you should always obtain their parent or carer's permission. Consideration should also be given to the sleeping arrangements, as the Young Leader is not permitted to share accommodation with either the adult leaders or the young people in the section in which they work.

Remember, with the right support and opportunities, Young Leaders can be a valuable part of the leadership team. They can help provide better Scouting for more young people. 


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