East Herts has a number of Young Leaders volunteering across the district supporting sections in delivering a range of activities for our Young People.
The Young Leaders’ Scheme is a programme of 10 training modules and four missions (projects) designed to help and support those aged between 14 to 18 who work with a section (Squirrels, Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts and Scouts) as a Young Leader. It gives Young Leaders the skills and knowledge to act as part of the section leadership team, and covers subjects such as a balanced, quality programme, Child Protection, First Aid and leadership skills.
Completion of the Young Leaders’ Scheme modules are based on attendance. The Missions are where this learning can be put into practice (a similar concept to validation in the Adult Training Scheme).
The Young Leaders’ Scheme is designed to help Young Leaders to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding needed in their current role, which can be built on if they decide to take out an adult appointment.
We’d welcome help from any leaders to help co-ordinate the training – please contact us if you can help or would like to know more.