Young Leader Scheme

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 must be 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.

Jay Hope
Young Leader Team Lead

Registering as a Young Leader

To become a Young Leader, you must register with the Young Leader Scheme.

This is to ensure we keep you updated on upcoming training, support, and opportunities available to all Young Leaders. It is also a mandatory requirement for helping out at local Scout Groups to register.

What if I am only being a Young Leader for Duke of Edinburgh (DofE)?

If you are looking to volunteer as a Young Leader to fulfil a DofE award; you must be:

  • Between 14 – 18 yrs and registered with the Young Leader Scheme
  • For Bronze, you will need to complete Module A training
  • For Silver/Gold, you will need to complete Module A and a further 2 Modules.

Our Young Leader Training Programme

We are just planning for the next scouting year… so a new programme will be up shortly!


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