Who are Young Leaders?
Young Leaders are aged between 14 and 18 and work alongside adult leaders in a Beaver Scout Colony, Cub Scout Pack or Scout Troop.
Young Leaders can come from a variety of backgrounds. They can be:
• Former Scouts, who have turned 14 and been invested as Explorer Scouts.
• Participants in external programmes such as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award or members of other organisations like Girlguiding UK.
• Young people who have joined the Explorer Scout section and chosen to participate in the Young Leaders’ Scheme as part of the section programme.
Those who have not been invested as Explorer Scouts can only be Young Leaders for the duration of the volunteering element of the Award that they are working towards.
In some instances you can request to return to your old Scout Troop to volunteer as a Young Leader. However, you should have a break of six months before doing this to participate in wider Explorer Scout activities, and to get experience as a Young Leader with either Beaver Scouts or Cub Scouts. This enables you to develop your skills and gives your old Troop time to understand and accept that that you are now an Explorer Scout Young Leader with different responsibilities.
Are you interested in becoming a Young Leader with Dringhouses Scout Group? Contact the admissions secretary on firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively use the form on the Contact page.