Are you 14 to 18 and would like to help with Beaver Colonies, Cub Packs or Scout Troops?

Are you looking to complete the volunteering section of your Duke of Edinburgh Award?


If the answer is ‘Yes’, then becoming a Young Leader, learning new skills, and helping younger sections is …. for you. You would be a valuable asset to any leadership team.


You can be new to Scouting or already an Explorer Scout, as a Young Leader you will be a member of the Mid Sussex Young Leader Unit.

Young Leader Update – August 23 click here

Young Leader’s is not just about turning up to section nights, but also about being provided training and working on the Young Leader Scheme, more information can be found here. The Scheme comprises of 10 training modules and 4 missions.


  • Module A: Prepare for take-off
  • Module B: Taking the lead
  • Module C: That’s the way to do it!
  • Module D: Understanding behaviour
  • Module E: Game on!
  • Module F: Making Scouting accessible and inclusive
  • Module G: What is a high quality programme?
  • Module H: Programme planning
  • Module I: What did they say?
  • Module J: Communicate it!
  • Module K: First Aid


  • Mission 1: Game
  • Mission 2: Activity
  • Mission 3 : Programme planning
  • Mission 4: Delivery

**These link to the Young Leader Module Webpage above, each one has the same link**

On completion of all the modules and missions the Young Leader will be awarded a completion certificate and the Young Leader Belt Buckle.

Module A is the only compulsory module that must be completed within 3 months of becoming a Young Leader.


Along with developing valuable life skills and having fun being a Young Leader, it is also a great way of doing the volunteering section of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Chief Scout’s Awards (Platinum, Diamond) and Queen’s Scout Award.

It also could help complete some of the ICV lists for the top awards.


Interested in becoming a Young Leader or would like further information then please contact us at