It has been a very productive year for the Young Leaders who have also had some great achievements and six have been awarded their Young Leader belts.
Blackpool District Scouts is very fortunate to have some 50 plus YL Explorer Scouts who have taken on leadership roles with Beaver, Cub and Scout sections. Part of the commitment that they take is to undergo training to help them in their role and to ensure that they are aware of the responsibilities they are taking on. During the latter part of 2017 and early 2018 over 20 completed their first module (A) and most completed the other 8 in the scheme, a considerable time commitment on their part.
The training sessions have involved all the aspects of leadership and the enthusiasm of those taking part has been tremendous. The opportunity to meet with other Young Leaders has opened their horizons and shown that there is a lot in common in the way they are working with the many different sections.
The remaining challenge leading to the award of the Young Leaders Belt is to complete 4 missions while working with their section.
There are many Young Leaders who are also active Explorer Scouts in the units and as such give a lot of their time to Scouting as well as juggling school, college and exam pressures.
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