If 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.