Young Leaders - what's in it for you?

Young Leader BadgeThe Young Leaders’ Scheme is a training scheme available to Explorer Scouts. It gives young people the opportunity to gain valuable leadership and volunteering skills, as well as the experience by working with younger members of the Movement.Wedmore Scout Group Logo - green on yellow

As a Young Leaders you are a valuable asset to your local, or old Group. Not only can you offer great assistance as part of the leadership team but you are likely to be the leaders of tomorrow, shaping the Movement and lives of other young people. As a Young Leaders you form an important part of the leadership team of any younger section, bringing fresh ideas, techniques and plenty of enthusiasm.

Becoming a Young Leader in Wedmore Scout Group, or elsewhere, provides amazing opportunities to enhance leadership skills, makes you more employable and to gain valuable experience that will help you if you decide to continue volunteering as an adult. As a Young Leader you wear a beige shirt or blouse, and the Group's neckerchief.

It's a position of responsibility that's challenging but fun, and it makes a real difference.

Young Leaders are aged between 14 and 18, and come from all kinds of backgrounds:

  • You could be completing Scouting or Guiding awards
  • You might be completing the volunteering section of your Duke of Edinburgh's Award
  • You could have joined especially for the training and experiences that being a Young Leader provides

For more information contact Ben Groves - who is responsible for the Young Leaders in the District

Download a Young Leader Registration Form

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