Missions

Young Leader Missions –Cotswold Edge Young Leader Explorer Scouts

There are 4 Missions and we hope that by working through them you will learn new skills, gain confidence, become a better leader and collect evidence to support your adult training, if you decide to become an adult leader.

Mission 1

  1. Plan and run three indoor activities for the Section with which you are working.
    The activity must come from a different programme zone and should contribute towards the badge work of the section.
    Whilst you may start by running an activity planned by another leader (such as a game), we expect at least one of the activities to be a meeting that you have planned, working with other young or adult leaders.
  2. Report back to your Explorer Scout Leader (Young Leader) on what you have done and learnt. The things to think about include:-
    What have I done?
    Why did I do it?
    What did I want to achieve?
    What did the Section members get from it?
    What did I learn from it?
    What would I do differently next time?

Mission 2

  1. Plan and run three outdoor activities for the Section with which you are working.

The activity must come from a different programme zone and should contribute  towards the badge work of the section.
Whilst you may start by running an activity planned by another leader (such as a game), we expect at least one of the activities to be a meeting that you have planned, working with other young or adult leaders.
2. Create a way to record badgework.
Working with the leader of the section, choose the best way to record the activities the young people do and how it works towards their challenge badges.
Your leader may even like you keep the section’s records!

 

3. Report back to your Explorer Scout Leader (Young Leader) on what you have done and learnt. The things to think about include:-
What have I done?
Why did I do it?
What did I want to achieve?
What did the Section members get from it?
What did I learn from it?
What would I do differently next time?

 Mission 3

  1. Plan and run the sectional forum.  This may include:
    • Running the meeting
    • Organising for someone to take notes/minutes/points of action
    • Setting the agenda
    • Deciding who should attend, and inviting them
    • Making everyone feel involved and valued for his or her contribution

 

  1. Take appropriate action based on the decisions made at these meetings.  Draw up a plan for each action including:
    • Description of the job to be undertaken
    • Tasks involved
    • Timescale
    • Details of support required
    • What the desired outcomes are

 

  1. Report back to your Explorer Scout Leader (Young Leader)
    • What have I done?
    • Why did I do it?
    • What did I want to achieve?
    • What did the section members get from it?
    • What did I learn from it?
    • What would I do differently next time?
    • How do I feel about it now?

Mission 4

  1. Take responsibility for part of the organisation and running of the section in which you are working.  This will include:
    • Planning the programme
    • Delivering the content of a challenge or activity badge
    • Record-keeping in the section

 

  1. Plan and lead a planning meeting.  Include:
  • Working with the section leader to integrate your sessions into the overall programme
  • Covering all the Programme Zone
  • Delivering a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities.

 

  1. Report back to your Explorer Scout Leader (Young Leader) using the evaluation techniques you have learned, included your record from point two (above)  and ask yourself:
  • What have I done?
  • Why did I do it?
  • What did I want to achieve?
  • What did the section members get from it?
  • What did I learn from it?
  • What would I do differently next time?
  • How do I feel about it now?