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Young Leaders: Information for Section Leaders

The Young Leaders' Scheme is an ongoing scheme, designed to enable young people aged between 14 and 18, to develop their leadership skills, through being part of the leadership team in a younger section.

All Young Leaders must be members of a Young Leaders' Explorer Scout Unit, and be supported by an Explorer Scout Leader (Young Leaders). They access an ongoing programme of training, which involves completing training modules and working towards four missions, as part of the leadership team in a younger section.

Young Leaders are still young people in Scouting, and whilst supporting a younger section, they fall under the responsibility of Section Leader for that section. They do not count towards ratios and must never be left alone with a section.

Hopefully many of these Young Leaders will be the adult leaders of the future, giving something back into Scouting having had a great time themselves in the youth Sections. It is important that we encourage them and help them make the most of their young leadership experience, as this will both benefit them in their personal development, and your Group and the Movement as a whole.

For relevant information about the Young Leaders Scheme, and supporting Young Leader’s in your section, click here.


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