Young Leader


Young Leaders

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 awards.


Further information on the training


To download the factsheet that you want, simply click on its link below. The factsheet will then open on your computer in Adobe Acrobat. Simply click the print button, and sit back. If you don't have access to a colour printer at home, it may be worth asking one of your friends, your school or your Explorer Scout Leader if you can use their computer to print off the factsheet.


Once the factsheet is printed, cut out the design along the sides. Then fold the design in half vertically, stick the white sides together with a little glue and voila! You can the punch holes where marked and they will all fit nicely together in a folder. You will be able to return to these factsheets over and over again, using them to refresh your memory of what you have learnt during your time in the Young Leaders' Scheme.


You can also download The Young Leaders' Young People First card (orange card). The orange card contains the main Child Protection policy of The Scout Association. This card should be handed to you before you become a Young Leader, even if you are only trying out the role. The guidance is designed to safeguard the welfare of all members and is a free resource available from the Information Centre.




These factsheets are available as Adobe PDF files:

Young leader Missions

Child protection


These factsheets are also available as a single PDF file: