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Young Leaders at 1st Sedgley

Why young leaders are essential

Young Leaders are volunteers aged between 14 and 17 that support the adult leaders in all aspects of organising and running the younger sections. You will have the opportunity to plan, develop and run games, activities, and camps, to empower young people like yourselves. You will bring your viewpoint and perspective to influence section leaders and make valuable changes to each section. As a young person you will be a role model for our members, someone that can truly inspire them.

So why

Week by week, our volunteers empower thousands of young people to learn new skills, make new friends and stand on their own two feet. They’re our everyday heroes. They shape young people’s lives for the better, and find out a whole lot about themselves in the process, too.

Today, there are nearly 60,000 young people on the waiting list to join us in the UK. We’re more relevant and more needed than ever, but it’s not always easy to keep up with the demand.

That’s where you come in.

You don’t need to be Bear Grylls to join us. You don’t need to have been a Scout. You don’t even need to know how to put up a tent. Our door is open to people of all ages, genders, races and backgrounds, and we’re only able to change lives because people like you lend a hand. We’re talking about tea makers, tidy-uppers and skill sharers. We’re talking about youtubers and football players. We’re talking about students who want to boost their CV or who are completing their DofE Award (Duke of Edinburgh Award).

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