Young Leaders are aged between 14 and 18 years of age and work in a Beaver Scout Colony, Cub Scout Pack or Scout Troop. In other words, they are Explorer Scouts whose Scouting includes working with one of the Younger Sections.
As such, the Young Leaders’ Unit may not meet as frequently as the other Explorer Units in the District. We do aim to get together at least once a term to do a fun activity for ourselves.
The Young Leaders:
- might also belong to one of the other Explorer Scout Units in the District,
- some may be taking part in the Young Leaders’ scheme in order to complete the Service Section of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, and so only be with us for a few months
- others may be may Explorer Scouts whose Scouting mostly involves working with one of the younger sections.
Flexibility is key to the operation of the Young Leaders Unit.
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 both their Scouting Awards and Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards.
If you are interested in knowing more or wish to join the Young Leaders Units please get in touch