All Explorer Scout Young Leaders need to complete Module A within their first three months of becoming a Young Leader, to support them in their role. So, this is the minimum they should do for their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s (DofE) Award or for the first DofE level they take part in.
A requirement of the Volunteering section of the DofE Awards is that the participant completes some training to support them in their role, during the time they are counting for that particular award. This is because progression is an important part of DofE awards – they want to see how the participant is continuing to grow and develop.
If Module A was completed for their first award, then for their next award, they should complete other training within the scheme. Find out more about the Young Leaders Scheme here.
If they have already completed the whole of the Young Leaders’ Scheme during a previous DofE award, then they should do other training that’s relevant to their role, such as completing a First Aid certificate.
It is important that all Young Leaders are also given a copy of the Orange Card – the safeguarding code of practice for Young Leaders.
The above applies to any young people from outside of Scouts, who are doing their DofE volunteering with Scouts, and therefore acting as a Young Leader.