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The Young Leader Award

Aged between 14 and 18? Do you enjoy a challenge? Why not become a Young Leader with Horsham District Scouts?

The Young Leader Award is a challenging yet rewarding scheme that can be completed during your time at Explorers. This award can be completed in as little as 18 months and is an excellent way to prepare yourself for becoming an Adult Leader or learning the basics of leading a team.

Never been a scout before? No problem! This scheme can be used for personal development or can count as the volunteering section of your DofE awards, whether it is 3, 6 or 12 months or even 4 years!


Whats Involved?

The award consists of 11 training modules and 4 evidence-based “missions” which are completed over your time as a Young Leader. If you complete the award you can achieve a set of 5 badges and a special belt buckle.

Training modules run through out the year and a full set of dates and times are kept updated below.  You can join in the training at any time of year.

Interested? – Complete the form below to give us the information we need to get you started!


Complete the Training

Training for new and existing Young Leaders – don’t miss out on completing this Award!

In a bid to make it easier for all, we have put together a list of training dates running up to July. We will cover all of the modules twice – just in case you miss one! We have also spread dates and times between various evenings and weekends to enable everyone to work around other commitments.

We are currently in the process of confirming new dates. Check back soon!

Training Modules Date Time
A – Prepare for take off TBD TBD
B – Taking the Lead TBD TBD
D – Understanding behaviour TBD TBD
J – Communicate it TBD TBD
C – That’s the way to do it TBD TBD
E – Game on! TBD TBD
F – Making Scouting accessible and inclusive TBD TBD
G – What is a high quality programme? TBD TBD
H- Programme Planning TBD TBD
I – What did they say? TBD TBD
A – Prepare for take off TBD TBD
B – Taking the Lead TBD TBD
D – Understanding behaviour TBD TBD
J – Communicate it TBD TBD
C – That’s the way to do it TBD TBD
E – Game on! TBD TBD
F – Making Scouting accessible and inclusive TBD TBD
G – What is a high quality programme? TBD TBD
H- Programme Planning TBD TBD
I – What did they say? TBD TBD

 


Could you share your experience?

We’re always looking for adult leaders to help with the delivery of the award – please contact us at youngleaderteam@horshamscouts.com if you could lend a hand. It might be you have some particular knowledge with on of the modules or you may just be able to answer some questions our young leaders have. “Meeting” a variety of local scouting faces and hearing a range of experience can really helps young leaders gain a wider breadth of knowledge.

Section Leaders – Need some support? 

If your colony, pack or troop could do with some extra support, please let us know so we can try and task some young leaders to help. Just email us or post on the Young Leaders Facebook page with details of your group, section, meeting place and times, and an email address to contact.

If you’re a new or existing Young Leader or a section leader, please join our private facebook group to keep up to date with last minute changes.

 

Nature and the outdoors are languages that can be learned. Once you identify a beech tree, tie a clove hitch or cook a simple meal over a fire that you’ve built yourself, you’ll never forget it.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls