Explorer Young Leader Scheme

This sections tells you all you need to know about taking on the role of an Explorer Young Leader, how you can make a difference to other young people and how it can help you personally

The sub pages give you all the detailed information:

  • The Young Leader (YL) scheme details
  • Young Leader Training
  • Young Leader Missions
  • Young Leader Support
  • How to use the YL experience in personal statements, CVs Job applications etc

The Young Leader Scheme

The Scout Association’s Young Leader 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’s 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.

The scheme is made up of 10 training modules and 4 missions. You earn the 5 badges shown here and when all complete you are awarded the Young Leader Belt buckle shown below. More detailed information is on the Training page and Missions page