Worthing Young Leaders is a part of the Explorer Scout provision in Worthing, supporting Young People aged 13.5 – 18 who are helping with BeaversCubs, and Scouts at 1st Ferring, 1st Findon Valley, 1st Durrington, 2nd Durrington, 1st Goring-by-Sea, 2nd Goring, 1st Worthing, 2nd Worthing, 3rd Worthing, 6th Worthing, 8th Worthing, 9th Worthing, and 10th Worthing.

We provide opportunities for Young Leaders to gain new skills and become valuable members of the section leadership team, whether for DofE or just for fun…



Young Leaders provides opportunities for training towards their role for those under 18 helping with a section, this can be everything from First Aid, Programme Planning, managing Challenging Behaviour and many others.

We call these “modules” and they usually happen in an evening slot – or as part of a weekend of training and activities.

  1. Prepare for Takeoff
  2. Taking the Lead
  3. That’s the way to do it!
  4. Understanding behaviour
  5. Game on!
  6. Making Scouting accessible
  7. Programme plans
  8. Programme plans plus
  9. What did they say?
  1. First Response

See our training page for more information and dates



Missions are where the Young Leaders put the skills they have learnt into practice with the sections, to gain a greater confidence in working with the Young People.

Mission One – Run a variety of games: indoor, outdoor or as part of a camp (minimum of three).

Mission Two –  Plan and run an activity (not a game) as part of either the section programme or a camp programme.

Mission Three – Work with the section members to capture, and then take the section’s programme ideas to a programme planning meeting.

Mission Four – Take responsibility for organising and running part of the section programme over the medium term.

DofE Summary

The volunteering section of the award

Helping out with BeaversCubs, or Scouts can be a good way to complete the volunteering section of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is the world’s leading youth achievement award, giving millions of 14 to 24-year-olds the opportunity to be the very best they can be.

For those volunteering to help with one of our sections, Scouting requires that they complete Module A (Prepare for TakeOff) and two hours of additional training per award level.

For more details on the award see our Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Page.