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Missions | Missions – Whitley Bay Explorer Scouts
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Missions


Missions


As part of the Young Leaders' Scheme there are four missions to be completed alongside the ten modules. These missions are designed to allow the Young Leaders to put the learning from the Modules into practice. By doing so, they will gain in confidence and become an integral part of the leadership team within their Section and Group.



What are the Missions?


Mission 1

Mission 1 requires the Young Leader to run at least three different games. These can be either indoor, outdoor or as part of a camp. The games must include a variety of different types (energetic, thinking, teamwork etc) but could be used in several different parts of the programme (the start of the session, tying into an activity etc). This mission could also involve risk assessments and various types of leadership.

Mission 2

Mission 2 requires the young leader to run an activity (not a game) either as part of a camp programme of as part of a section programme. The activity could form part of the work required for an activity badge or could even be linked to your own hobbies and interests. Risk assessments, instructors and equipment are some of the considerations that must be taken into account for this mission.

Mission 3

Mission 3 requires the Young leader to take the sections' programme idea to a programme planning meeting. This could include taking part in a programme planning meeting, running a section planning forum or planning and running a meeting. This mission could involve asking young people for their ideas or some planning and logistics.

Mission 4

Mission 4 requires the young leader to organise and run part of the section programme. This could involve running a challenge award, planning a camp or helping to develop a specific skill with the young people. Some considerations for this mission could include risk assessments, leadership style and long term planning.


On completion of all missions and modules the young leader belt is awarded. This is the highest award a Young Leader can receive and so is well worth striving for.

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