Young Scouting leaders earn stripes

Ashley Marshall, 15, left, and Phillip Jordan, 17, received their training course certificates from David Lewis, centre, the District Explorer Leader and Young Leaders trainer.  Picture by Andrew Higgins  113776g

Ashley Marshall, 15, left, and Phillip Jordan, 17, received their training course certificates from David Lewis, centre, the District Explorer Leader and Young Leaders trainer. Picture by Andrew Higgins 113776g

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TWO Scarborough teenagers are the latest to become Young Leaders in the Scouts.

Ashley Marshall, 15, and 17-year-old Phillip Jordan received their certificates after they successfully completed a training course.

Scarborough Scout groups are now hoping more young people will follow the example of Ashley and Phillip and qualify as Young Leaders.

The teenagers were presented with their certificates by David Lewis, a district explorer leader and Young Leaders trainer.

Ashley, a student at Lady Lumley’s School in Pickering and Scarborough Sixth Form College student Phillip will work with the First Scarborough Scouts Explorer units.

To become a Young Leader, scouts must be aged between 14 and 18.

They must complete a series of modules, with each focusing on a different aspect of leadership.

They must them demonstrate their leadership abilities in a series of missions before they gain the certificate.

Once qualified, they then help out with younger sections, often planning activities, meetings and accompanying them on trips.

The First Scarborough Scouts have more than 100 young members.