Got a passion for the planet? Become a Green Young Leader.

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An amazing opportunity has come up for young leaders to learn eco-friendly skills so they can pass them on to a new generation.

Do you have a passion for the planet and want to make a practical difference to educate younger sections and improve your local environment? Then you should become a Green Young Leader!  Its free and you'll learn loads of skills to enhance your CV, and develop your leadership skills.

Young Leaders can now sign up to secure a place on one of five fully-funded weekend courses at a Scout Adventures Centre this autumn. With a limit of 30 per course, there's just 150 spaces in total!

Want to know more?

There is a lot to explore and plenty of information on the Scout Adventures website so we suggest you go there but some basic questions are answered below to whet your appetite.

Who can take part?

Anyone who is an Explorer or Explorer Young Leader.  You should also check with your leader that they are happy for you to attend the course and you will have to include their details on the booking form.

There are 5 courses running, each with about 30 spaces. We’ll allocate places on a first come first serve basis.  You need to complete the application form to get a place, then we’ll get in touch to tell you if you were successful.  If we cant offer you a place where you want to go we’ll try to offer an alternative. 

Where and when are the courses?

There are 5 courses, each one only has about 30 spaces. They are based at Scout Adventure bases across the country.

What is it and how do we do it?

You attend a funded 2 night residential at one of the Scout Adventures centres, you learn the 5 instructing ninja skills, and how to deliver the Green Champion programme.  Then you deliver the Green Champion programme with the section you support.

Green Young Leaders is a funded project to train Explorers to have the skills to inspire younger sections to make a difference in their community. You'll take part in a residential weekend course at one of the Scout Adventures centre. The residential course includes:

  • Training on how instruct others including the 5 Scout Adventures instructing ninja skills.
  • How to run the Green Champion programme with the section you support.
  • It will help you complete the 4 Young leader missions
  • A chance to meet other Explorers and make new friends from around the country.
  • Includes indoor accommodation and catering, you need to bring a sleeping bag and pillow.

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