Young Leader Training
As part of its youth programme, The Scouts operates a Young Leaders’ Scheme. The scheme gives young people in the Explorer Scout section (aged 14-18) the opportunity to act in a leadership role in one of the first three sections. As part of this scheme, Explorer Scouts are required to do some training to support them in their role.
The Young Leaders’ Scheme gives Young Leaders the skills and knowledge to act as part of the section leadership team, and covers subjects such as the quality programme, safeguarding, first aid, practical skills, managing behaviour and leadership skills. The scheme is built around eleven modules and four missions (projects) which a Young Leader can complete. In GMN we generally run two 'Young Leader Training Weekends' each year. By attending one of these weekends young leaders can complete all the Young Leader Modules and can start on their missions. As well as befitting from the training, the young leaders also get to have a go at a few different Scouting activities, as well as mixing, socialising and networking with other Young Leaders from across the County.
The learning and experience that an individual has gained from the Young Leaders’ Scheme is recognised under the Adult Training Scheme in the same way as any other prior learning. If an adult has previously been a Young Leader, or indeed a youth member in Scouting, it is likely that they already have a good level of knowledge of Scouting and how it works. Although the completion of the Young Leaders’ Scheme cannot be used as automatic validation for any module, it should be acknowledged and taken into consideration when agreeing the Personal Learning Plan. They will need to validate their modules in the same way as all other learners. More information on the links between learning gained in the Young Leader’s Scheme and how this can be translated to the Adult Training Scheme can be found in Prior Learning Gained in the Young Leaders' Scheme (FS330094).