Young Leaders

Welcome to Cotswold Edge District Explorer Young Leaders Unit.

To contact the Young Leader Leaders please email


Mike Rickwood – Is a Scout Leader as well as an Explorer (Young Leader) Leader. At present Mike does his Scouting also at 1st Woodend Scout Group.

Mobile: 07587 287901

Sandra Carnegie – is a Group Scout Leader for 1st Woodend as well as the Young Leader Administrator

When and where we meet:

We try to meet once a month (but this depends on the Leaders work schedules) – See the programme for information.

What do you need to do as a Young Leader?

  1. Register with the Young Leaders Unit and get your Explorer Uniform if you haven’t already got one.
  2. Find a Scout Group that is happy for you to be a young leader – We can always help with this if you want.
  3. Decide on the section you want to work with Beavers or Cubs – You are not able to work with the Scout section until you have been away from Scouts for at least 6 months but we do recommend that you are away for a year.
  4. You MUST complete Module A training within the first 3 months of becoming a Young Leader or starting work with your section.  Once you complete this training you will be given your Young Leaders Knecker and also your Young Leaders badge to wear on your Explorer Uniform.
  5. There are a further 10 training modules which we like our Young Leaders to complete
  6. There are 4 missions for you to undertake and if you need support with these then just ask the leaders
  7. Once you have completed the 11 training modules and the 4 missions you will gain your Young Leaders belt.
  8. Attend as many of the Young Leaders Unit meeting as possible.  We do understand that school, work etc can be a problem but all we ask is that you let us know if you can’t make it.

For information on missions please click Young Leaders Missions

To see the current program click Young Leaders Program