Explorer Scouts – Young Leaders

The Scout Association’s Young Leaders’ Scheme is a unique, challenging and unforgettable opportunity to step out into leadership, volunteering with Beavers, Cubs or Scouts. It offers you an amazing chance to learn leadership skills, gain experience and confidence, and help others to learn and enjoy themselves.  It is valuable preparation for all sorts of careers and is a great boost for your CV, helping you get ahead with further and higher education applications and future employment.

Young Leaders are aged between 14 and 18 and work alongside adult leaders to ensure that young people really get the chance to shape their own Scouting adventures.  You can be a Young Leader in a Beaver Scout Colony, Cub Scout Pack or Scout Troop.

Below you will find Leicestershire’s Young Leader Process and also all the documents you need to help and support the Young Leaders gain their Young Leader Belt.

For more information please contact youngleaders@leicestershirescouts.org.uk

YL Process

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YL1 – Young Leader Registration Form
– Copy to be sent to district and copy to section leader
YL2 – Young Leader Log Book Online
– a printed copy is also available to purchase from the Leicestershire Scouts Equipment Department
YL2R – Young Leader Record Card
– Record Card
YL3 – Young Leader Belt Registration Form
– send to your DC/DESC
YL-AL – Young Leader Training to Adult Leader
– a table linking YL training against Adult training