Young Leaders - ScoutHelp

The Young Leaders' Scheme is part of 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.

Young Leaders Badge

A Young Leader's Badge has been introduced, which is awarded after completion of:
  • Module A - Prepare for Take Off of the Young Leaders' Scheme.

After the successful completion of Module A from the Young Leader Training Scheme, explorers are allowed to help out at a Beaver Colony, Cub Pack or Scout Troop as a Young Leader. They have more responsibility than a Sixer or Senior Patrol Leader, but not as much responsibility as the adult leaders.


  • Module A – Prepare for take off! This is the only compulsory module, and covers areas, which every Young Leader will need to know (see below).
  • Module B – Taking the lead! The basics of leadership styles and the role of a leader.
  • Module C – That’s the way to do it! Exploring ways of instructing younger members.
  • Module D – Kids behaving badly! How to deal with difficult behavior.
  • Module E – Game on! The importance of games in the programme, and how to run them.
  • Module F – Special people. Understanding how to involve members with special needs in the Section programme
  • Module G – Programme plans/Programme plans plus. The practicalities of programme planning in the Section.
  • Module H – Programme plans/Programme plans plus section 2.
  • Module I – What did they say? Communicating effectively with younger members, and listening skills.
  • Module J – Awards and Badges. And how they complement a Balanced Programme.
  • Module K – First aid masterclass. First Response course or equivalent.

For more information

For more information:

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  • Contact your explorer leader
  • or your local training manager