The Young Leader training modules help you to develop as Young Leader. The training modules help you to learn valuable skills, such as first aid, communication skills or how to plan games and activities. The modules or training scheme is delivered by Whitley Bay Explorer Scouts Young Leader leader team (Ania Swann, Tony Bennet and Vicky Ross) and usually one module is run per month on a week night.

What modules are available?

Module A: Prepare for take-off!

This module is compulsory for all Young Leaders and must be completed within three months of becoming a Young Leader. It covers key areas which every Young Leader will need to know including the purpose of the scout movement and the role of a young leader.

Module B: Taking the Lead

This module teaches Young Leaders about leadership styles, when to use particular styles and the role of the leader, allowing them to take charge when neccesary

Module C: That's the way to do it

This module teaches Young Leaders about different ways of instructing younger members. Allowing them to run several more informative activities.

Module D: Understanding Behaviour

This module explains how to deal with difficult situations in their section, and the possible causes of bad behaviour in order that a young leader can help any problems get resolved.

Module E: Game On!

This module aims to teach Young Leaders the importance of using games as a programme tool in their section. It illustrates different types of games, and shows how they can be appropriate to different circumstances and times.

Module F: Making Scouting Accesible

Young Leaders learn to identify the individual needs of members in their section. After this module, they will understand the importance of making adjustments in their programmes to take additional needs into account.

Modules G/H: Programme Plans/Programme Plans Plus

Modules G and H tackle programme planning. The focus of these modules is making a balanced programme, including the various awards and badges available. Young Leaders will initially plan a section meeting in Module G, progressing to long-term programme planning issues in Module H. Module G should be completed before Module H is begun.

Module I: What did they say?

This module explores another important leadership function – how to communicate effectively with young people, and how to listen to them. Once a Young Leaders has acquired these skills, they will be able to make a valuable contribution to the health and wellbeing of the section in which they are working.

Module K: First aid Master class

Module K uses a well tested and established training course, the First Response course, to teach emergency aid to Young Leaders. This module is compulsory within the Whitley Bay Explorers due to it's usefulness, not only in scouting, but also in all areas of life.

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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