Young Leaders (14 to 17)

‘Being a Young Leader is brilliant. I get to be a leader, learn loads of life skills and it’s great for my cv. I get a real buzz from standing up in front of the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts, saying what’s going to happen and seeing it all come together’.

Leaders are vital; the world needs leaders. But what makes a good leader? What’s it like to be a leader? There’s really only one way to find out, and that’s to have a go at being a leader.

The Scouts Young Leaders’ Scheme helps you develop and grow as an individual. It allows you to make a valuable contribution to your community and give service to others. It’s a unique and unforgettable opportunity to step out into leadership.

It offers you an amazing chance to learn leadership skills, gain experience and confidence, and help others to learn and enjoy themselves. It’s valuable preparation for all sorts of careers and is a great boost for your CV, helping you get ahead with further and higher education applications and future employment.

Young Leaders are aged 14 to 17 and work alongside adult leaders to ensure that young people really get the chance to shape their own Scouting adventures. You can be a Young Leader in our Beaver Scout Colony, Cub Scout Pack or Scout Troop.

To be a Young Leader with us, you’ll need to be an Explorer Scout or a Ranger Guide or a young person aged 14 to 17 undertaking the volunteering section of your Duke of Edinburgh’s (DofE) Award.

You can send us a message via the Contact us form and we’ll let you have more information.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls