4th Heswall Young Leader Scheme

The Young Leader Training can be completed over four years aged 14 to 18, with all the modules running every year, they can choose when is best for them to take part so it does not clash with their studies.

The Modules

Module A – Prepare for take-off (essentials and expectations) compulsory module for all YL’s within 3 months of taking the position – Key information including Safeguarding and child protection.


Module B – Taking the Lead – Exploring different leadership styles
Module C – That’s the way to do it – How to demonstrate, teach and pass on your skills

Module A Badge

Module D – Understanding behaviour – Learn how to manage young people’s different behaviours
Module E – Game On – Exploring different sorts of games and when to use them effectively

Module F – Making Scouting accessible and inclusive – Looking at inclusivity and working with members who may have additional needs
Module G – What is a high quality programme? incorporating badges and awards – How to plan and run successful balanced programmes for your section
Module H – Programme planning
Module I – What did they say? – Communication skills
Module J – Communicate it!
Module K – First Aid

The Missions

Mission One – Game
Plan and run a minimum of three games with the section you are volunteering with. At least one game should take place indoors and one outdoors.

Mission Two – Activity
Plan and run an activity (not a game) with the section you are volunteering with.

Mission Three – Programme planning
Take the section’s programme ideas to a programme planning meeting.

Mission Four – Delivery
Take responsibility for organising and running part of the section programme.



On completion of the Scheme the Young Leader is awarded the Explorer Scout Young Leader belt buckle at the District’s Annual General Meeting and Awards evening.


We encourage all our Young Leaders to complete the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, FIND OUT MORE

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