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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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Kirsty Ireland

Young Leaders News

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...

Explorer Camp Sep 2018

Explorer Camp Sep 2018

Would you like to camp next September?  Would you like to meet Explorers from other Districts? Would you like us to use your ideas to help plan the camp? If you are interested, contact us, saying whether you are an Explorer or a Leader, and where you are...

Regional Youth Advisory Group

Regional Youth Advisory Group

On Sunday 26 November in the 71st Craigalmond Scout Hall, we had at least one youth representative from each district in South East Scotland come along to be part of the first meeting of the Regional Youth Advisory Group.  The meeting lasted three hours, a...

World Scout Jamboree 2019

The 24th World Scout Jamboree will take place at the Summit Bechtel Reserve between 22nd July and 2nd August 2019.  You can take a helicopter tour of the site here. The event is being hosted by the Boy Scouts of America, Scouts Canada and Scouts of Mexico. It will be...

Young Leader Update

Young Leaders (YLs) have an invaluable role within Sections helping to design, plan and run activities, bringing with them enthusiasm and integral knowledge of Scouting. We are lucky within South East Region to have such a large and diverse group of fantastic YLs. To...

The Zodiac Award has got better!

The Zodiac Award has changed. It is still all about camping in different places all year round, and it is even more fun! You can still finish under the old rules, if you have already started, or use the new rules right now. The Zodiac Award is now open to all Scouts,...

Excitement for all at the Regional Explorer Camp

Whilst most camps involve sacrificing only a soft bed, Explorers from around the Region went back to basics this year at the Regional Explorer Camp which was held at Philiphaugh - a greenfield site made available to groups in the Region by one of our Regional Vice...

Expedition training

Expedition training

Help with planning and training for all types of expedition (DofE, Chief Scout's Award, Queen's Scout Award) is available from the DofE site using the links below. Expedition training DofE Expedition Section - main page Expedition downloads DofE requirements DofE...