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the next generation of leaders


The Explorer Scout Young Leader Scheme is one of the exciting elements of the Explorer Scouts Programme. It encourages youth members aged between 14 and 17 to support a younger section while developing their own skills.


A Young Leader can be someone who is already an Explorer Scout who is interested in starting their journey towards becoming a Leader. Alternatively, they could be a young person outside of Scouting who is working towards the voluntary element of their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Get in contact with us to find out more.

amazing training

Explorer Scout Young Leaders are supported by a training scheme and validation system. Overall there are 11 Modules (activity based training) and four Missions (completed whilst volunteering). Within three months of starting with a Section, Young Leaders need to complete “Mission A” which covers all the fundamentals, such as policies and rules, scouting methods and understanding the role.

As Explorer Scout Young Leaders become more involved in running the section, including running programme activities, they will meet with their relevant Explorer Scout Leader who will validate their learning accomplishments. When all the Modules and Missions have been completed a Young Leaders Belt will be presented in recognition of achievement.

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