The Explorer Scout Young Leaders’ Scheme 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!
Discover the Young Leader Scheme


If you would like to know more or register as a Young Leader in Horsham, please contact us.

Young Leader Meetings

We also regularly run Young Leader modules in the Horsham, please register or contact us to let us know you are comming.

Module Next Dates Venue
A – Prepared for take off
B – Taking the Lead
C – That’s the way to do it
D – Understanding Behaviour 21/06/2023 7:30pm Slinfold Scout Headquarters
E – Game on!
F – Making Scout accessible and inclusive 21/06/2023 7:30pm Slinfold Scout Headquarters
G – What is a high quality programme?
H – Programme Planning
04/10/2023 7:30pm Slinfold Scout Headquarters
I – What did they say?
J – First Aid Masterclass

Could you share your experience?

We’re always looking for adult leaders to help with the delivery of the award – please contact us at 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.

Look up your local Scout Group, because you’ve got a safe, practical community who will encourage and support you.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls