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Volunteer Vacancy: District Explorer Scout Leader (Attenborough Young Leaders Unit)

Date: 7th Mar 2022 Author: Jon Nutten

Like any leader within the team, ESYLs bring their own unique skills and strengths to the group, which can be utilised to deliver a high-quality, balanced programme. ESYLs are passionate about giving young people a voice. They are enablers: supporting young people to pursue their interests and push their boundaries. In South Ribble, we are lucky to have Attenborough YLU and it has grown over the last 14 months into a unit in its own right  -with a programme of activities, not just YL training.

We are looking for an Adult Volunteer Leader to lead our District Explorer Scout Young Leader Unit – Attenborough. Explorer Scout Young Leaders are Explorers who volunteer alongside adult leaders in a Beaver Colony, Cub Pack, or Scout Troop. They’re a valuable asset to any leadership team and play an active role in the section, bringing a range of fresh ideas to the table and acting as positive role models for the young people they work alongside. All Young Leaders in the Beaver, Cub, and Scout section who are between the ages of 14 and 18 must be members of our Young Leaders Unit.

The Explorer Scout Leader (Young Leader) is the Section Leader for an Explorer Scout (Young Leader) Unit. They are responsible for developing and ensuring quality training and supervision of Young Leaders within the District. This includes ensuring that this provision is open to all Explorer Scouts in the District. This may be done with the help of Assistant Leaders (of which 2 are in place), Section Assistants, and members of Scout Active Support as appropriate. Some of the tasks for which the Explorer Scout Leader (Young Leader) is responsible may be delegated to others in the Unit, including Assistant Leaders and Section Assistants.

For more information, or to meet over a coffee to discuss the role in more detail – please contact Rik

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls