Become a Young Leader in Scouting

Training Young Leaders

Our Young Leaders scheme gives young people aged between 14 and 18 the opportunity to lead younger children in Beavers, Cubs or Scouts. This helps them develop vital leadership and communication skills, build confidence and provides them with volunteering experience that will make a valuable addition to their CV or university application.

How to Volunteer 

Find out more about the Beaver, Cub or Scout sections here to see which one you may like to volunteer with.


Find your nearest group on the UK Scouts page here 


Use the 'Get involved' contact form through the link above to enquire about joining; via our District Groups Page; or directly with our Explorer Scout Leader (Young Leader) here

The Next Generation Of Leaders

The Young Leader Scheme is one of the exciting elements of the Explorer Scouts Programme. It encourages youth members aged between 14 and 18 to support a younger section while developing their own skills.

A Young Leader can be someone who is already an Explorer Scout who is interested in starting their journey towards becoming a Leader or it could be a young person outside of Scouting who is looking to join Scouting or someone working towards the voluntary element of their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.


Young Leaders are supported by a training scheme. Overall there are 11 Modules and 4 Missions.

Young Leaders will receive a badge and logbook after completing Module A and a mission badge after each mission is completed. When all the Modules and Missions have been completed, Young Leaders will receive a Young Leader Belt and certificate to recognise their achievement. There is also a badge to wear on the adult uniform (when they turn 18 and progress to an adult leader) to recognise completion of the Young Leader training scheme. To find out more about the training in Falkirk District click here


As well as the YL badges etc, being a Young Leader can help towards completing the Explorer Scout Platinum, Diamond and Queens Scout Awards; the Duke of Edinburgh Awards; Saltire Awards; and looks great on CV's.