Presentation on Young leaders

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YOUNG LEADERS…
… for Leaders
What is the Young
Leaders Scheme?
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A specialist Explorer Scout Unit, Part of the District
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Ongoing programme of training
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To provide support to enable Young Leaders to
work effectively in Section of their choice
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To develop leadership skills
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Preparing the leaders of tomorrow?!
Who’s it for?
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ANY young person (14 – 18 years of age)
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Not just Explorer Scouts
Working in:
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Beaver Colony
Cub Scout Pack
Scout Troop
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Recommended not their own within 6 months
Encourage to attend normal ESU
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Provision of Balanced Programme
What is involved?
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11 instructional modules
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1 compulsory module
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Within 3 months of joining Young Leaders’ Unit
1 to 2 hours each (except K – First Aid)
Flexible delivery
4 Missions (projects)
11 Modules
A.
Prepare for take off!
(compulsory)
B.
C.
D.
E.
Taking the lead!
That’s the way to do
it!
Kids behaving badly
Game on!
F.
Special people
G.
Programme plans
H.
Programme plans
plus
I.
What did they say?
J.
Awards and badges
K.
First Aid masterclass
4 Projects
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Mission 1
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3 indoor meetings
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Report back to YLs
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Mission 2
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3 outdoor activities
Create a badgework
recording system
Report back
Mission 3
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3 Sectional Forum
meetings
Take action following
these meetings
Report back
Mission 4
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Responsibility for
organisation / running
of Section
Planning meeting
Report back
Routes into Young
Leaders
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Both an Explorer and a Young Leader
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Invested member of District Explorer Scouts
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Young Leader only
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Invested member of District Explorer Scouts
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Possibly doing D of E or Scout Awards
Possibly doing D of E
D of E outside Scouting
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E.g. through school or college
Does not need to be invested whilst doing Young
Leaders towards D of E Volunteering
If staying on after completing D of E – MUST be
invested member of District Explorer Scouts
D of E Requirements
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Volunteer on regular weekly basis as a Young
Leader within a younger section (Beavers, Cubs or
Scouts)
Must complete Module A (Prepare for Take off!)
Must complete other Modules
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Bronze
Silver
Gold
2 Modules + A
3 Modules + A
5 Modules + A
Assessed and signed off by DESC
It’s all about TEAM
WORK!
Young Leader
Section Leader
ESL (YL)
The role of Section
Leaders
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Inform ESL (YL) / DESC of any new Young Leader
Responsible for Young Leader’s safety & welfare
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Integrate Young Leader into Section and
management
Give the Young Leader:
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Not included as an adult in ratios
Responsibility
Support
Encourage the Young Leader to participate in
training Modules and complete their Missions
Resources
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DESC
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Young Leaders’ Essentials
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ESL (YL)
Scheme Factsheets
Factsheet for Section Leaders
D of E requirements
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