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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 News

Young Leader Training During COVID

Young Leader Training During COVID

During the Covid pandemic there have been many challenges to continuing Young Leader (YL) training – it's not possible to hold face 2 face meetings as normal; leaders have been under additional personal demands/pressures and don’t have the same time available; in...

Congratulations to Lauderdale Explorer Scout Young Leaders

Congratulations to Lauderdale Explorer Scout Young Leaders

Four Explorer Scout Young Leaders from Lauderdale Scouts recently achieved their Young Leader Belts. Aksel and Dylan are Explorer Scout Young Leaders for Scouts; Amy and Ellyn are Explorer Scout Young Leaders for Cubs. To earn their belts, they completed all of their...

A Scouting Welcome for Tattoo Visitors

Tourists visiting this year's Edinburgh Military Tattoo received a good Scottish welcome from a team of Explorer Scouts and Adult members who volunteered to sell programmes and merchandise to the international visitors attending the world famous event at Edinburgh...

Changes to Explorer Scout Young Leader Scheme

An Update From Kirsty Ireland, Regional Advisor - Explorer Scout Young Leaders As you may be aware the Young Leader (YL) scheme has recently started undergoing some changes including the release of new Explorer Scout YL (ESYL) logbooks. We are excited to announce that...

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...