Young Leaders (14-18)

Young Leader (14-18 years)

Explorer Scouts aged between 14 to 18 years can become Young Leaders. They can help in the Beaver Scout, Cub Scout, and Scout Sections.

Young Leaders are still Explorer Scouts and are encouraged to take part in other Explorer Scout activities too. They may lead in Beavers, Cubs or Scouts.

Why do Explorer Scouts become Young Leaders?

Explorer Scouts become Young Leaders to:

  • Gain the knowledge, skills and confidence required to become an effective Leader
  • Further their own personal development
  • Work towards other Awards for example Duke of Edinburgh
  • Acquire the skills that are needed for the Adult Training Scheme
  • Have fun!

Useful links for the Young Leaders Scheme

Calling all Young Leaders!

Are you a Young Leader with a Beaver, Cub or Scout section? Have you completed all your modules? If not, this is the page for you!

We know that even in a pre-pandemic world it can be hard to access Young Leader training in a time & format that works for you. With this in mind we’ve converted all the modules into online, independent learning!

Click on the Module you want to complete below:

Each module features some independent learning (Reading, Examples, Videos etc.) followed by some activities you need to complete and then submit as evidence.

With the exception of Module K: First Aid, all these modules can be completed online!

Remember if you want to complete your Young Leader Award, completing every Module is part of this.

Thank you to Braid & Pentland District for providing such a fantastic online resource (linked to above at

Submitting Your Modules

 You will need to send the evidence to your Young Leader Leader for them to keep their own record.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls