Young Leaders

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.


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.

The Young Leader certificate should be presented when the Young Leader either turns 18 or completes the whole scheme. The back of the certificate can be used to record which modules and missions the Young Leader has completed.

Core resources to support the scheme

Preparing to Lead: Delivering the Young Leaders’ Scheme

This is the handbook for every adult volunteer delivering the Young Leaders’ Scheme. A self contained guide to delivering the training, it provides a full breakdown of all modules and practical activities for bringing the learning to life.

  • 120 page step by step guide to delivering the scheme 
  • Contains trainer notes and practical tips
  • Appendices with additional information including the Fundamentals of Scouting and leadership styles

Young Leader Logbook - Onwards and Upwards

The complete guide to being a Young Leader, this logbook for young people explains what to expect during training and in the role itself.  As well as tips from other Young Leaders, it outlines the opportunities, skills and rewards for taking part in the scheme.

  • Pocket size
  • 28 pages full colour
  • Everything in one place
Contact Us

If you would like to hear more about Young Leaders, please click the link below to contact us.

Young Leader Contact Us

News & Blogs

Duke of Edinburgh Gold
21/05/2023 By Georgia Murray

As a district we are proud of all our young members and leaders, and in particular Gareth Collier who has been presented with a prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award at Buckingham Palace Gardens on the 15th of May 2023.

Congratulations and Thank You for your continued support as a leader within our district. 

Read full story

The District Scout Camp at Miskin was an extremely fun camp, and it was great to meet other scouts and make new friends!

We were lucky to have great weather all weekend. As soon as we arrived
we spent some time making up our tents and getting our stuff organised
ready for the first night.  After that, Pete gave us a quick tour
around the campsite making sure we knew where not and where to go, then we played until
supper, which was burgers and a choice of coffee, tea or hot

When we woke up we all changed into different clothes and went to
breakfast which was cereal, sausages, hash browns and beans. Then we
went to the flag and we were told our activities and given lanyards
divided into different groups, the activities were Prusking, Archery,
Tarpology and Cooking which were fun in different ways and  of course we had breaks and lunch in between

Shortly after that we had tea and a choice of coffee, tea and hot
chocolate, and then we roasted marshmallows around the campfire.

We had a really great time!

Read full story

Website Cookies

Cookies help us and third parties to improve our services to you and give you the best experience on this website. By clicking "Accept All" you agree to all of our cookies. You can choose the cookies you'd like to accept by clicking "Manage Settings". See our Cookie Policy for full details.

Scout Logo

Bridgend Scouts

Bridgend District Scout HQ, Woodland Avenue, Porthcawl, Bridgend, CF36 5HW

Material on this website has been reproduced by permission of The Scout Association
Website Powered by © 2014