Young Leaders

Who are Young Leaders?

Young Leader badge

ESYLs are Explorer Scouts who volunteer alongside adult leaders in a Beaver Colony, Cub Pack or Scout Troop. A valuable asset to any leadership team, ESYLs play an active role in the section, bringing a range of fresh ideas to the table, and acting as positive role models for the young people they work alongside.

Although the Scheme is usually taken on by Explorer Scouts looking for a new challenge, young people from outside Scouting can also participate if they are working towards their Duke of Edinburgh's Awards or Queen's Guide Award. They can do this by volunteering as non-members for a set period of time i.e. for three to six months if completing their Duke of Edinburgh's Award (Bronze).

What is the Explorer Scout Young Leaders' Scheme?

The ESYLs' Scheme is a training programme for ESYLs. It contains 11 modules and four missions for ESYLs to work through whilst volunteering in their chosen section. Modules give ESYLs the skills and knowledge to be successful in their role, while missions allow them to put everything into practice with support. As well as developing valuable life skills, the Scheme is an opportunity for ESYLs to make a positive impact in their communities and to fulfil the service elements of many of the top awards in Scouting. This includes the Chief Scout's Platinum and Diamond Awards, the Queen's Scout Award and the Duke of Edinburgh's Awards.

The Scheme also counts as prior learning for those interested in future adult leadership roles.

The ACC Young Leaders can be contacted by clicking here.

All young people volunteering in the Beaver, Cub and Scout sections, who are between the ages of 13½ and 18, must be a registered member of an Explorer Scout Young Leaders' Unit.
What do I have to do to become a Young Leader?
  1. Register as an Explorer Scout Young Leader with your district [* - See details below]
  2. Undertake Module A - Prepare for Take Off! (within 3 months)
  3. Then complete Modules B-K and Missions 1-4

[*] Please note that you can carry out your training in a different district if it is more convenient.

Young Leader Awards
Young Leader Badge
Presented upon completion of Module A
Young Leader Mission Stripe
Presented upon completion of each of the 4 missions
Who should I contact in my district?
Adi Marriott
1st Thursday 7-9pm
Graham Roberts
2nd Monday 7.30 -9pm
Helen Swain
Derby East
Sarah Horobin
1st Sunday 6-8pm
Derby North
Mark Silo
2nd Wednesday 7 - 8.30pm
Derby South
Nathan Howard
Mon Or Wed 7.30-9.30pm
Derwent and Dove
Sue Blakeman
East Scarsdale
Matt Lane
High Peak
Nichola Smith
Emily Wiggins
Ripley and Heanor
Sandra Stew
1st Saturday 10-12noon
South Derbyshire
Jo WilsonACC Young Leaders