Explorer Scouts aged between 14 to 18 years can become Young Leaders. They can help in the Beaver Scout, Cub Scout, and Scout Sections. Young Leaders are still Explorer Scouts and are encouraged to take part in the Balanced Programme provided by their District. They are also members of the District Young Leaders Unit.

Why do Explorer Scouts become Young Leaders?

Explorer Scouts become Young Leaders to:

  • gain the knowledge, skills and confidence required to become an effective Leader
  • further their own personal development
  • work towards other Awards e.g. Duke of Edinburgh
  • acquire the skills that are needed for the Adult Training Scheme
  • have fun!

These young people have the potential to be the Leaders of the future.

At 2nd Kirkham we are lucky to normally have eight Young Leaders who enthusiastically support our Adult Teams with weekly meetings and weekend events such as camps. In addition, we often have a waiting list for young people keen to join our Young Leader scheme.