Young Leaders

Report
Young Leaders’
Scheme
Aim and Objectives…….
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Aim –
To show you that Young Leaders (YL’s) aren’t scary!!
Objectives –
Clarify what YL’s are
Collate ideas for you to take away with you
Explorer Scouts……..
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14 – 18 years old
Run at District Level
District Commissioner
District Explorer Scout Commissioner (DESC)
Explorer Scout Leader
Young
person
aged
14-18
Access to
District
Explorer
Programme
Member
of YL
Unit
Explorer
Scout *
A Young
Leader
is
Wants a
leadership
role
Makes
Promise
and wears
uniform *
* With some exceptions
*Exceptions
• Participating in an external award e.g.
– Duke of Edinburgh, Girl Guiding UK,
• Attends the section for the duration of the Award.
• They must become an Invested Member to stay longer.
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Must be registered with the YL Unit
Do not pay capitation (subs)
Insured by their own operating authority
Must complete required training
Still work under the same rules as an Explorer
Scout YL
Young Leader Unit
• District has a responsibility to set up a
Young Leaders’ Unit
• YLs are registered with the District as
Explorer Scouts
• Led by Explorer Scout Leader (ESL YL)
• Maybe different to other Explorer Scout
Units
Examples of YLU
• Some meet just to complete training modules
• Some also meet periodically for “extras”
– Social events, for example
• Some are just like other Units
– Balanced programme
– Perhaps meet less frequently than other Units
What does the ESL(YL) do?
• Leads the YLU
– “Membership” issues
– Pastoral care
– Access to Balanced Programme
– Helps YL understand “options at 18”
• Provides support to the YL and the sponsoring
section leader in the section
• Ensures Training Modules are delivered
• Supervises the Missions
• Links with Adult Training Scheme – LTM, TAs,
etc.
YL Programme Overview
• 11 training modules
– one compulsory – Module A
– ten optional
– each lasting 60-120 minutes
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Four Missions
Leaders resource
Explorer Scout Membership Pack
Section Leader Factsheets
Working with the Sections
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Exercise care within the Scout Section.
Not just a games runner
Cannot fulfil the role of an Adult Leader
Are still a Young Person within the Association.
• Recommended a maximum of 3 Y/L’s per Section per
Group – use flexibility to ensure YL’s get the most out of
their experience.
Mission impossible!
– Mission 1
• Plan & run three indoor activities
– Mission 2
• Plan & run three outdoor activities
– Mission 3
• Plan & run a sectional forum
– Mission 4
• Take responsibility for part of the organisation/running
of the section
Recognition
• Module A
Recognition
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Module A
Mission 1
Mission 2
Mission 3
Mission 4
Recognition
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Module A
Mission 1
Mission 2
Mission 3
Mission 4
All Young Leaders’ Training
Young Leaders’ Certificate
Awards
• Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and Scouting
Awards
– Bronze = Platinum CSA
– Silver = Diamond CSA
– Gold = QSA
• There is a minimum time and training
requirement for each level – determined by D
of E Award
D of E Award requirement
• Bronze
– 3 months, Module A plus a further 2 hours
training appropriate to their role
• Silver
– 6 months, Module A plus a further 2 hours
training appropriate to their role
• Gold
– 12 months, Module A plus a further 2 hours
training appropriate to their role
Time For You……..
Activity:
 Split into teams
 Take time to discuss the YL’s in your Group
 As a team – come up with
 Challenges/barriers that you are aware of, within your
Group, to young people participating in the Young Leaders’
Scheme.
 Feedback
Challenges we have identified:
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Section Leader knowledge of the YL Scheme
Section Leaders not registering YL’s
YL’s not receiving the compulsory Module A
YL’s not going through the training scheme
YL’s not moving away from the Scout Troop to gain
experience and there being a blur about their role.
• YL’s not getting information about the Explorer Scout
Programme
Time For You……..
Activity:
 Head back into your teams
 Come up with
 5 tasks you could ask YLs to do
 3 priorities which you will complete to further develop and
support the YL Scheme.
Your Questions and Answers

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