Young Leader Unit


Becoming a Young Leader in Scouting gives you amazing opportunities to enhance your leadership skills, make yourself more employable and gain valuable experience that will help you if you decide to continue volunteering as an adult.

Its a position of responsibility that’s challenging but fun, and you’ll know that you’re making 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

What do Young Leaders do?

Young Leaders help adult leaders who run groups for younger people in Scouting) to plan and run their meetings and events. As a Young Leader you might be:

  • teaching skills
  • organising games
  • running activities at group meetings
  • planning and attending camps.

Young Leaders are a valuable resource to huge help to busy adult leaders.You’ll be an important part of the section meeting, and help keep the activities lively, interesting and well planned.

You’ll also take part in a programme of leadership training where you’ll the right skills to co-ordinate and look after groups of younger people.

Young Leader Training Programme

Full details of training dates are on the District calendar page