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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

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...

Census 2016

We're really pleased to announce that South East Scotland Region has grown once again this year, for the 7th consecutive time.  Regional membership now stands at 6,956 young people and 1,500 adult volunteers. We're really priveleged and proud to welcome almost 300 new...

Explorer Belt – an overseas challenge

The Explorer Belt is awarded to a team who carry out a ten-day expedition outside the UK.  It is open to Explorers aged 16 and over, Network members and members of the Senior Section of Girlguiding aged 16 or over.  It is a real challenge and requires...

What Explorers think

As part of their Blair Atholl training day at Bonaly 44 Explorers were asked for their thoughts and ideas. They came up with lots!   Explorers like camps, meeting people, activities and new things. Written feedback from 13 groups of 3/4 Explorers (44 present)...

Bethany Big Scout and Guide Sleepout 2016

Bethany Big Scout and Guide Sleepout 2016

Scouts and Guides from Edinburgh and the Lothians took part in the Bethany Big Scout and Guide Sleepout on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th March 2016. The event saw over 220 young people sleeping rough in the grounds of the iconic George Heriot's school in central...

Explorer Scout Forums

Does your Unit have a regular Forum? A Forum is a meeting where Explorers can offer ideas and suggestions, give feedback and plan their future programme.  It does not need to be a long, formal meeting, but it should happen, to allow you to have your say in what...

Speak Up For Scouting!

Back by popular demand, Scottish Headquarters are running the brilliant Scouts Speak Up course again this coming February. One of the most amazing things about Scouting are the stories which young people tell their friends and families about the experiences they have....

Top Awards

Ten reasons to achieve the Top Awards A recent blog post on the UK website outlines some of the excellent reasons for doing the top four Scouting awards available to Network (three of them open to Explorers). Receiving a top award is a fantastic achievement and shows...

World Scout Moot 2017

The World Scout Moot will be held from 25 July to 2 August 2017 in Iceland. It will be a fantastic opportunity for those aged 18 - 25 to meet around 5000 Scouts from across the world. Further details on Scottish and UK websites.

New Badges

A number of new badges are being introduced for Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers, and the badges for Young Leaders are being re-designed. You can see the badges on the UK Scout website.