The Wyell Young Leaders’ Unit delivers leadership training to Explorer Scouts and DofE participants who are working as Young Leaders. Young Leaders assist adult leader teams deliver Scouting to Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.
Wyell meetings are open to all Young Leaders, even those not based in Cheltenham.
The Young Leaders’ Scheme is recognised by the Institute of Leadership and Management as a Development Programme. The ILM is one of the UK’s leading providers of leadership and management qualifications. This accreditation shows the quality of the Young Leaders’ Scheme, to any external organisations that Young Leaders might apply to in the future. This reflects the value of the skills learnt through the scheme to employers.
If you have any questions or would like more information please contact Derek Newman [email protected].
Why be a Young Leader?
We asked several Young Leaders why they love volunteering.
It is great to see young people enjoy Scouting just as you did and is a fantastic way to give back to the movement, using your experience to help others gain life skills.
It allows me to give something back to my old group who have shaped me into who I am and have fun at the same time whilst gaining valuable leadership skills for future life.
It counted towards my volunteering section of my Bronze DofE, afterwards I continued it just to finish off my Young Leaders’ Scheme, as it is a good qualification to have, I then started to enjoy running activities and now I’m doing it for more than just my DofE.
Information for Section Leaders
When a Young Leader is working in any section, the Section Leader is responsible for the safety and welfare of the Young Leader. Read more about working with a Young Leader in your section