Young Leader Training

The Young Leaders’ Scheme is a programme of 10 training modules and four missions (projects) designed to help and support those aged between 14 to 18 who work with a section (Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts and Scouts) as a Young Leader. It gives Young Leaders the skills and knowledge to act as part of the section leadership team, and covers subjects such as a balanced, quality programme, Child Protection, First Aid and leadership skills.

Completion of the Young Leaders’ Scheme modules are based on attendance. The Missions are where this learning can be put into practice (a similar concept to validation in the Adult Training Scheme).

The Young Leaders’ Scheme is designed to help Young Leaders to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding needed in their current role, which can be built on if they decide to take out an adult appointment.

Note: Only Module A of the Young Leaders’ Scheme is compulsory, so it’s important to discuss which Modules and Missions have been completed in order to identify what additional learning may be needed. Module A must be completed within 3 months of becoming an ESYL.

All ESYL training course bookings are handled by District Training Manager

More information about the Young Leader training scheme can be found here

For Young Leaders who would like to complete the FULL training programme (optional) and earn the ESYL belt buckle please make sure you book onto the Weekend course and the First Aid course. There is a cost to this training. Details of Young Leader training events can be found here : ESYL Training Invitation late 2021 to early 2022 (updated 24/10/21)

The current registration form can be found here: Richmond Young Leader and DofE Registration Form v11 (opens as a Word document) (updated 14/11/21)


I want the public to know how Scouting continues to open young people’s eyes to a world of extraordinary promise and possibilities.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls