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Young Leaders

The Young Leaders' Scheme is just one of the exciting programme elements in the Explorer Scout section. All young leaders in the Beaver Scout, Cub Scout and Scout Section who are between the ages of 14 (or 13.5 who have moved to Explorers) and 18 must be members of an Explorer Scout Young Leaders' Unit. They are Explorer Scouts who choose to devote a large proportion of their time in Scouting to service in another section.

The Young Leaders' Scheme helps Explorer Scouts to develop and grow as individuals. It allows them to make a valuable contribution to their community and give service to others. The scheme also helps them fulfil the service elements of their awards.

Young Leader Support Materials

You can download our Young Leader Quick Guide.  We also have a Young Leader Logbook to support their training.
County Contacts For queries about Young Leader training opportunities email Mike Baxter.

The County Explorer Scout Leader (Young Leaders) is Lynn Tatavossian and provides advice and support to leaders and districts around Young Leaders.

Training dates 2019

All Young Leaders must complete module A (prepare for take off) within three months of starting, these are usually run within districts. You can download a list of those who have attended past courses.

The other modules B - K (first aid) are run either over a weekend or local days/sessions.

Module Date Location Booking Comments
A Mon 3 Dec Fareham Email Mike 1830-2130
K Sun 09 Dec Romsey Book online 0930-1200
Young Leader Rally WE 18-20 Jan Ferny Crofts Book online Residential
A Thu 31 Jan '19 Farnborough Book online 1930-2100
A Fri 08 Feb '19 Totton Email Lynn 1830-2000
A Thu 25 April '19 Farnborough Book online 1930-2100
A Fri 26 Apr '19 Totton Email Lynn 1830-2000
B-J Sat/Sun 1-2 June Lyon’s Copse Email Mike Residential
A Fri 27 Sep '19 Totton Email Lynn 1830-2000
A Thu 10 Oct '19 Farnborough Book online 1930-2100
B-K WE 12 - 13 Oct '19 Lyndhurst Scout HQ Interest form Residential
B-K WE 23-24 Nov '19 Farnborough Book online Residential

Latest News
Leader’s Rally 2019
1st November 2018
Leader’s Rally 2019 To book a place, please click here When? Saturday 30/03/2019 1000 – 1600 Where? Stoke Park Junior School, Underwood Road, Bishopstoke, EASTLEIGH, SO50 6GR. What? This event is open to all adult volunteers from all sections and you are welcome to come... Read More
National Tanzania 2020 Expedition – Applications now open
7th August 2018
Scout HQ has launched the latest in its series of National Expeditions – Tanzania 2020. This is a follow on from Hampshire County Scouts past expeditions to Tanzania in 2012, 2015 and 2017, with the expedition leader remaining the same – Jools Sore (ACC(International)... Read More
Hampshire Scouts 2017 Annual Review
26th June 2018
Hampshire Scouts Annual Review for 2017     Reports from the County Chairman, County Commissioner, the Youth Sections and more. Download Our Review for 2017 (pdf) or view online at ISSUU Hard copy available from County Office –  Tel:-02380 847847  Read More
Beaver Scouts Paultons Park visit 2018 (opportunity for young leaders aged16+ to help)
20th June 2018
      Hampshire Beavers are invited as part of a weekend of fun at Paultons Park. We will again have the choice of Saturday or Sunday visits and are going the weekend of 13/14 October We have negotiated the fab price of £17.25... Read More
15th May 2018
I’m excited about the launch of our new national #SkillsForLife strategy on Tuesday along with our new brand. I’m also looking forward to everyone in @HampshireScouts working together to give more and more young people and adults the chance to experience #Scouting. Let’s do it. Martin Mackey, County Commissioner... Read More
Roverang 2018
4th March 2018
Around the world in… An amateur Scout and Guide show performed at NTS Campus, Southampton. Tuesday 3rd to Saturday 7th April 7pm Start. (Saturday matinee 2pm) Tickets available from the NST box office on 02380 671771 or online at Tickets are from £10.00.... Read More
Water Activity Permit Assessment Days 2018
27th January 2018
2018 has opportunities for members to gain adventurous activity permits in a range of water activities (maximum B2 water classification). These include opportunities for young people to gain personal & leadership activity permits.    Theory Sessions We will be holding theory sessions on the below... Read More
Explorer Belt Expedition – Early July 2018
17th October 2017
************* Sorry, Applications are now closed, as we have filled the 24 spaces 06-11-17********************   We are pleased to announce that Hampshire County Scouts is organising a County based Explorer Belt Expedition for early July 2018. The Explorer Belt is a rare expedition, aimed at... Read More
40 years of Ferny Crofts – come and help us celebrate!
10th April 2017
Saturday 13th or Sunday 14th May 2017 Take part in Jamboree on the Trail as well as tackling the high ropes, zip lines, archery, backwoods cooking and an adventure course. There is also a bushcraft skills base, a science and cooking zone and with... Read More
Summit17 Survey – The Future of Scouting in Hampshire
17th March 2017
What are Your Views on the Future of Scouting in Hampshire In early April, hundreds of County Commissioners, District Commissioners, Youth Commissioners and County Chairs will meet at Warwick University for Summit17 – The Scout Association’s National Conference.  Hampshire Scouts will be well represented,... Read More