Angus Wilson and Rowena Edwards, both 17, have both been awarded their Young Leader belts. Both are among the first “batch” of Young Leaders to earn their belts since the YL Scheme was rebooted in ENE District in 2017. 

Angus and Rowena both joined the then 6th Leith as Beavers and have been enthusiastic members ever since. They are now both YLs with the Scout section and members of Links ESU and have planned and delivered a wide range of activities in working towards their YL belts and Gold DofE. We’re very proud of them at the 6th and hope they will soon join us as adult leaders. 

Young Leaders are Explorer Scouts who volunteer alongside adult leaders in a Beaver Colony, Cub Pack or Scout Troop. A valuable asset to any leadership team, they play an active role in the section, bringing a range of fresh ideas, and acting as positive role models for the young people they work alongside.

Young Leader belts are awarded to young people who have worked hard to complete the training programme for YLs. It contains 11 modules and four missions for YLs to work through whilst volunteering in their chosen section. Modules give YLs the skills and knowledge to be successful in their role, while missions allow them to put everything into practice with support. As well as developing valuable life skills, the Scheme is an opportunity for YLs to make a positive impact in their communities and to fulfil the service elements of many of the top awards in Scouting.

Duncan Liddle (Explorer Scout Leader, Young Leader)