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Direct Link to Young Leaders Page: www.maidenheadscouts.co.uk/yl/

Young Leaders are youngsters of Explorer Scout age who help in a Beaver Scout, Cub Scout or Scout section, within a Scout Group.

They are part of the Leadership team and are required to do some training to help them in their role.

A youngster doing their Duke of Edinburgh Award service by helping in one of the Sections is also a Young Leader.

Young Leaders can also be members of one of the other five Units in the District.    Click Here for more details.

As a Young Leader you are a member of Maidenhead's Young Leaders Unit. Your Explorer Unit Leader is Nicolette Smith

Maidenhead Young Leaders also have a Programme of Events together with other YLs in Maidenhead they can take part in activities and events.


Last updated 23/1/2011


YL Programme





Module title


Sunday 6 February

EVENT: Monopoly Run!


Tuesday 1 February


Compulsory -

Child protection


Monday 7 March

B & E


Leadership &


1st Maidenhead

Saturday 7 May

EVENT: St George’s Day Adventure


Monday 9 May


Compulsory -

Child protection

1st Maidenhead

Monday 6 June

C & D

Communicating with young people & Challenging behaviour

1st Maidenhead

July, date tba

EVENT: Cardboard box boat race


Tuesday 20 September

F & I


Special needs and listening to young people


Tuesday 18 October


Compulsory -

Child protection


Monday 21 November

G, H & J

Programme planning and badges

1st Maidenhead


Time: All start at 19:30, finish at 21:00 (unless they are events).


Training will be at

  • Pinkneys Green Scout Hall (Winter Hill Road, Pinkneys Green, SL6 6NS), OR

1st Maidenhead Scout Hut (Lakeside, Summerleaze Road, SL6 8HZ. Head towards Maidenhead Sailing Club, then turn left).


Please let me know if you would like to do any activities as a YL. Most things can be arranged!


Please call/email me if there are any problems or questions or future programme ideas.


Nearer to the time of each activity more information will appear on this page

We are looking at activities for next term and would welcome your ideas.
     Activities we are looking at are:
    Day out in Oxford or Stratford upon Avon.
    Youth hostelling weekend.

    Weekend on a canal boat

Do you have any suggestions !

For a selection of Photos of YL Activities Click Here

Young Leader Leader - Nicolette Smith
Runners Up Nicolette - 2006 Swimming Gala Leaders Race

For more information and bookings, please contact Nicolette (ESL) or Ray (DESC)

xplorer Scout Leader (Young Leaders)
Nicolette Smith
Mobile. 07900 041387      
30, Pinkneys Road, Maidenhead 

Email: nicolettesmith@btinternet.com

istrict Explorer Scout Commissioner
Ray Tucker
Tel. 01628 771739     Mobile. 07803 891674
21A Boyn Valley Road, MAIDENHEAD, Berks SL6 4DY

Click Here for Explorer Membership Form


Follows are some Questions / Answers that might help you:

Q: What is the Young Leaders' Scheme anyway?
The Young Leaders' Scheme is just one of the exciting programme elements in the Explorer Scout Section. All leaders in the Beaver Scout, Cub Scout and Scout Section who are between the ages of 14 and 18 must be members of Maidenhead's Young Leaders' Unit. They are Explorer Scouts who choose to devote a large proportion of their time in Scouting to service in another Section.

Q: What is the Young Leaders' Scheme?
The Young Leaders' Scheme helps you develop and grow as an individual. It allows you to make a valuable contribution to your community and give service to others. The scheme also helps them fulfil the service elements of your awards.

Q: I'm interested in becoming a Young Leader?
If you would like to find out more about the Young Leaders' Scheme in your area, then you should talk to the Section Leader you would like to help in or your Explorer Scout Leader or District Explorer Scout Commissioner.

Q: What if I'm already a Young Leader!
If you are already a Young Leader, then you'll find that the fact sheets are really helpful! They refresh some of the ideas that you will have come across in your training.

You can download them Click Here.



Further Information on Maidenhead Explorers

Click Here for Explorer Scout Questions and Answers

Click Here for more details, for Explorers (Young Leaders) who help as leaders at section meetings.

Click Here for details of all Maidenhead Explorer Units.

If you would like more information, please email explorers@maidenheadscouts.co.uk

Useful Sites

Click Here for National Explorer Scout Interactive Pages

Click Here for Berkshire Explorer Scout information

Click Here for All You Need to Know Web Site 

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