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Maidstone West District Scouts

Young Leaders

youngleader219If you're 14-18 you can become a Young Leader, assisting with Scouting in a Beaver Colony, Cub Pack or Scout Troop!

You can Young Lead on a regular basis or you can Young Lead as part of your Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) volunteering service for the length of time for the relevant award.

As a Young Leader there is a requirement to complete Module A of the Young Leaders’ scheme within the first 3 months of starting to volunteer - this applies to DofE volunteers too. This is run regularly in Maidstone West and also offered by Kent Explorers, which can be found here www.kentexplorers.org.uk/youngleaders.

As a Young Leader, you can choose to

  • Attend regular Explorer Scout meetings
  • Attend Young Leader meetings
  • Attend both

To see available training sessions in the district, got to www.maidstonewestscouts.org.uk/youngleadertraining.


District Young Leader Unit

The Young Leader unit will meet for training as well as supporting you to achieve the Young Leader missions. For additional information and factsheets about the Young Leader programme please use the below link www.scouts.org.uk/youngleaderscheme.

It is hoped that all Young Leaders will have the opportunity to complete Module A training within 3 months of becoming a young leader – this will entitle them to wear the Young Leader badge. This can be at either the County weekends or locally trained in Maidstone West at Young Leader training sessions.

Young leaders have 12 modules to complete and 4 missions, these can be found here. Once they have completed the scheme they can be awarded their Young Leader Belt.


If you are interested in becoming a Young Leader, or have any questions please contact Pat Hadley.


Upcoming events

Kent SAS Normandy Trip
13th - 15th October 2020

Kent Cuboree - France 2020
23rd - 26th October 2020

Scarfest 2020
30th October - 1st November 2020

Activity Hike & Campfire
14th November 2020

Latest news

Virtual Campfire 2020
24th May 2020

Big Litter Pick 2019!
12th October 2019

Maidstone West's District Youth Commissioner
1st August 2019

County Awards 2018
10th November 2018