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Young Leaders Scheme

Develop knowledge, skills and understanding

The Young Leader Scheme can be completed over four years aged 14 to 18, they can choose when is best for them to take part so it does not clash with their studies.

The County Young Leaders Team run four weekends a year, where Young Leaders can work on their modules. Some of the modules may be offered within the District as well.

The Modules

  • Module A – Prepare for take-off (essentials and expectations) compulsory module for all Young Leader’s within 3 months of taking the position – Key information including Safeguarding and child protection
  • Module B – Taking the Lead – Exploring different leadership styles
  • Module C – That’s the way to do it – How to demonstrate, teach and pass on your skills
  • Module D – Understanding behaviour – Learn how to manage young people’s different behaviours
  • Module E – Game On – Exploring different sorts of games and when to use them effectively
  • Module F – Making Scouting accessible and inclusive – Looking at inclusivity and working with members who may have additional needs
  • Module G – What is a high quality programme? incorporating badges and awards – How to plan and run successful balanced programmes for your section
  • Module H – Programme planning
  • Module I – What did they say? – Communication skills
  • Module J – Communicate it!
  • Module K – First Aid (any Young Leader completing this, automatically gains Emergency Aid Stage 4 badge)

As a Young Leader works towards their modules, they can also start to work towards their Mission Badges.

The Missions

Mission One – Game

Plan and run a minimum of three games with the section you are volunteering with. At least one game should take place indoors and one outdoors.

Mission Two – Activity

Plan and run an activity (not a game) with the section you are volunteering with.

Mission Three – Programme planning

Take the section’s programme ideas to a programme planning meeting.

Mission Four – Delivery

Take responsibility for organising and running part of the section programme.

Once all Modules, and Missions are completed, then the Young Leader will have completed the Scheme.

On completion of the Scheme the Young Leader is awarded the Explorer Scout Young Leader belt buckle at West Yorkshire Scouts County Awards evening.

Any Young Leader who completes the Scheme, also gains a badge to wear on their Adult Uniform.

We encourage all our Young Leaders to complete the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, as it can be counted as their volunteering section of the Award.