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Young Leader Training Weekend

Written by Victoria Ross

Last month 21 of our Young Leaders attended a weekend training organised by the Whitley Bay & District Scouts Young Leaders Leadership Team at Cheviot View, an outdoor activity centre in Kirknewton just north of Wooler.

The Young Leaders’ Scheme is open to any Explorer Scout who wishes to volunteer to help at a Beaver, Cub or Scout group. The scheme helps Explorer Scouts to develop leadership skills, make a valuable contribution to their community and give service to others. The scheme can also help Explorer Scouts to fulfil the service elements of their awards such as the Chief Scout’s Award scheme, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme and Queen’s Scout Award.

You can find out more about the Young Leader’s scheme and the ten training modules and four missions that Young Leaders work towards here – Whitley Bay & District Young Leaders.

Over the course of the weekend, the Young Leaders completed five of the ten training modules that make up the Young Leader’s training scheme, covering everything from different styles of leadership, to how to plan programmes or how to effectively games and activities.

It was a jam-packed weekend but we still had plenty of time to chill, play a lot of table tennis, watch a few films and eat lots of food, including an amazing Sunday dinner cooked by Walt, Katie, Tom and Charlie!

Congratulations to all of our Young Leaders who attended the Young Leader Training Weekend, especially those who have also recently completed a number of their missions. You have all worked incredibly hard.

An extra special congratulations to five of our Young Leaders – Rose Arkley, Josh Hulme, Leon Xeros, Bex Cotton and Chris Robson – who completed the Young Leader’s scheme following the weekend and will be receiving their Young Leader’s Award very soon!

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