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14 to 18 year olds have the opportunity to become a

Young Leader assisting with another Section within a Group.


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 awards such as

the Duke of Edingburgh Award, The Cheif Scout Award and The Queen Scout Award.


The Young Leader scheme is an ongoing programme of training, designed to enable

Young Leaders to work effectively in the Section that they choose.


Explorer Scouts aged between 14 to 18 years can become Young Leaders. They can help in the Beaver Scout, Cub Scout, and Scout Sections. Young Leaders are still Explorer Scouts and are encouraged to take part in the Balanced Programme provided by their District. They are also members of the District Young Leaders Unit.


Explorer Scouts become Young Leaders to gain the knowledge, skills and confidence required to become an effective Leader

further their own personal development. Work towards other Awards for example Duke of Edinburgh. Acquire the skills that are needed for the Adult Training Scheme and most of all - have fun!


It is important to remember that these young people have the potential to be the Leaders of the future.


The ultimate award in the Young Leaders’ Scheme is the Young Leader belt buckle, which is awarded to those who successfully complete all 11 modules and four missions of the scheme. Being presented with a Young Leader buckle is a celebration of development, achievement and service in Scouting.


>> Find out more in the Young Leader Log Book