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Leaders' resources


The complete guide to Scouting for all adult volunteers, this durable, wire bound book with protective cover and elasticised band, contains the practical advice you need to run a successful Colony, Pack, Troop or Unit. From understanding the Promise and Law, keeping young people safe and generating programme ideas, to getting running activities and nights away, this will be your reliable reference for everything Scouting.

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.

Explorer Scout Badges and Awards and How to Earn Them

The definitive badge book for Explorers and their leaders, this handy guide contains the requirements for every single badge in the Explorer Scout section.

Scouting Programme Poster

Want to see the whole 6-25 programme in one place? This vibrant large format poster will help adults and young people get a sense of how Scouts progress through the programme and provides an overview of awards and badges across all five sections.

Explorer Scout Badge Poster

A colourful overview of the whole Explorer Scout section programme, this shows every single Activity Badge, the Chief Scout's Platinum and Diamond Awards, Explorer Belt Award and the expanded range of Staged Activity Badges.

Chief Scout's Diamond Certificate

This may be awarded to a young person who has achieved the Chief Scout's Diamond Award.

Chief Scout's Platinum Certificate

This may be awarded to a young person who has achieved the Chief Scout's Platinum Award.

Young Leaders' Scheme - Certificate of Completion

This may be awarded to a young person who has completed the Young Leaders' Scheme, fully or in part.

Explorer Scout Record Cards

Quality Programme Checker

The Quality Programme Checker is a tool designed to help you to review your programme, and make sure that you are delivering quality Scouting to the young people that you support.  Find more information about reviewing your programme and download the tool here.

Further resources can be created using the Print Centre.


  • Membership records letter available in Word and PDF.
  • Application form available in Word and PDF.
  • Young person information forms are available here.

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