Young Leaders Skills Day 2023

Date: 1st October 2023 Location: Forest Camp Activity Centre Sections: Explorer Scouts

Come along and have some fun but, at the same time, gain knowledge and confidence in a variety of practical skills.   These skills will give you knowledge and confidence to help and support your leaders in the section you work in as a Young Leader. You will have the opportunity to attend 7 sessions from all the skills bases on offer.  Each skills base will run 45 minute sessions throughout the day and will be timed as below:

Morning Afternoon
08.50 Arrival/Registration/Collection of Personal Timetable and Coffee  13.15 – 14.00  Lunch (Provided)
09.30 – 10.15 Session 1 14.00 – 14.45 Session 5
10.30 – 11.15 Session 2 15.00 – 15.45 Session 6
11.15 – 11.30 Coffee/Tea break 15.45 – 16.00 Coffee/Tea break
11.30 – 12.15 Session 3 16.00 – 16.45 Session 7
12.30 – 13.15 Session 4 16.45 Closing Thanks

Each Young Leader will be given their individual training programme for the day which will need to be handed to the instructor at the start of each session;  this will be initialled and returned at the end of each session.

These completed cards will then be passed to your District Young Leader Leader.

No uniform is required and refreshments and lunch are provided.  Please dress appropriate for activities and weather.

Places are limited to 120

CLOSING DATE:   16th September 2023

Please book on here, then e-mail [email protected] with 6 Bases in order of preference, 1 being most preferable, 10 being least preferable AND, where possible, we will try and accommodate your top 6.    Please book early to guarantee the sessions you want.

Each Young Leader who attends this event will be required to complete the “Getting the best out of OSM” session and this will be included in your programme timetable.

Bases for 2023 are:

  • Mini-Pioneering
  • Map & Compass
  • Fire-lighting
  • BBQ ovens
  • Branding
  • Tracking and Trailing
  • Backwoods Cooking
  • Blindfold Trail
  • Axes and Saws
  • Running a Camp Fire
  • Knotting
  • Disability Awareness
  • Safe use of Knives (bring your own if you would like to).

Looking forward to seeing you at this event.

Closing date:  16th September 2023

Forest Camp Activity Centre

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