Young Leaders (14-18)

The Young Leaders’ Scheme is just one of the exciting programme elements in the Explorer Scout section.

All leaders in the Beaver Scout, Cub Scout and Scout Section who are between the ages of 14 and 18 must be members of an Explorer Scout Young Leaders’ Unit. They are Explorer Scouts who choose to devote a large proportion of their time in Scouting to service in another section.

Young leaders can complete a range of training modules.


YL Badge  A Young Leaders’ Badge and woggle should be awarded after completing Module A. This badge signifies that a Young Leader has completed their   basic training.
YL Badge  A mission strip should be presented after completing each mission, these are placed around the module A badge
YL Badge  A Young Leader belt buckle should be awarded on completion of the entire scheme (completion of ALL training modules and missions).
YL Badge  The Young Leader Service Award can be worn on the adult uniform to recognise a person’s completion of the Young Leaders’ Scheme.