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Modules

Module A > Prepare for take off!

Prepare for take off! Is compulsory for all Young Leaders and should be completed within three months of joining the Young Leader’s Unit.  This module covers key areas which every Young Leader will need to know:

  • The Purpose and Method of The Scout Association
  • Child Protection
  • Policy, Organisation and Rules
  • Activity rules and safety
  • Understanding the role of the Young Leader

Module B  > Taking the lead!

In Taking the lead!, the Young Leader will learn about leadership styles, when to use particular leadership styles and the role of the Leader.

Module C > That’s the way to do it!

In That’s the way to do it!  Young Leaders will explore different ways of instructing younger Members.

Module D > Kids behaving badly

In Kids behaving badly the Young Leader will learn how to deal with difficult situations in their Section, and the possible causes of bad behaviour.

Module E > Game on!

Game on! 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 >  Special people

In Special people, Young Leaders learn to identify the Special Needs of Members in their Section.  After this module, they will understand the importance of making adjustments in their programmes to take these needs in to account.

Module G > Programme plans

Module H  > Programme plans plus

Modules G and H tackle an important area of Section leadership – programme planning.  The focus of these modules is looking at the concept of the Balanced Programme.  Young Leaders will initially plan a Section meeting.  They will then look at more long-term programme planning issues.  Module G should be completed before Module H is begun.

Module I What did they say?

In all Sections, input from the Members is crucial to success.  What did they say? explores another important leadership function – how to communicate effectively with young people, and how to listen to them.  Once our Young Leaders have acquired these skills, they will be able to make a valuable contribution to the health and well-being of the Section in which they are working.

Module K  > First Aid Masterclass

Module K uses a well-tested and established training course, the First Response Course, to teach emergency aid to the Young Leaders.  Alternative options to the First Response course are outlined in the module.

Mission impossible?

In order to ensure that the Young Leader continues to develop in their leadership role, there are 4 missions or projects that can be undertaken one at a time.  A badge is awarded for each Mission.  When all 4 missions and 11 instructional modules have been completed a YL’s Belt Buckle is awarded.

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