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Young Leaders’ Scheme

Young Leaders – a key part of Scouting

The Regional Adviser (Young Leaders) is Kirsty Ireland.  She works with the ARC (Explorers) and with the Explorer Scout Leaders – Young Leaders (known as ESL YLs) in the Districts to coordinate the Young Leaders’ Scheme across the Region.

Being a Young Leader is fun and YLs learn a great deal from the experience – especially if all of the training is completed. It counts for the Volunteering section of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and the Chief Scout’s and Queen’s Scout Awards. It can also be used for the Saltire Awards and is recognised by the Institute of Leadership and Management.

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Young Leaders Adviser

Kirsty Ireland

Young Leaders News

Young Leaders

The Explorer Scout Young Leaders scheme is undergoing some very positive changes, Scouting is investing in this area to improve the experience for young people and adults alike. Some small, but significant changes have been made to the scheme including new training...

Explorer Scout Young Leaders with Beavers, Cubs and Scouts

Information for GSLs, Section Leaders and ESYLs Explorer Scout Young Leaders are an extremely useful resource for the younger sections.  The experience of being a Young Leader is very rewarding, particularly if all the training is completed, and contributes hugely...

Fraser gets QSA at Windsor

Fraser gets QSA at Windsor

Chief Scout Bear Grylls recognises 300 young people as Scouting’s top achievers Fraser Dunmore of Craigalmond was one of 300 Queen’s Scouts being honoured by international adventurer Chief Scout, Bear Grylls, at Windsor Castle for gaining their Queen’s...

Where snow and water meet

Where snow and water meet

Longcraig in the winter – as seen by Explorers If you thought that winter maintenance of boats involved cleaning off seaweed and then a long snooze until spring – read on! Over the winter, the Bore Stane Explorer Unit from Pentland District has been...

YLs visit Manchester

YLs visit Manchester

On Saturday 3 February, I took four Young Leaders to Manchester to take part in the programme review and development day for the Young Leader Scheme. There were about 40 people, with majority of them being young people, and 10 Leaders all of whom are helping to...

East Lothian YL Training – a fresh start

East Lothian YL Training – a fresh start

Assault courses, tying themselves in knots and lots of biscuits are some of what the Young Leaders in East Lothian were up against. They all came out on a snowy Sunday to learn how they could take their Young Leader skills to the next levels with some Module A and E...