Young Leader Missions

Mission 2

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

To be included

  • planning and organisation
  • delivery
  • gathering any equipment or materials needed.


  • Choose an activity badge to run as part of the programme, providing all the information and materials required for the section to achieve this.
  • Run part of a camp programme:
    • pioneering activity
    • obstacle course
    • plan the route for a hike
    • team challenges
    • organising and leading a campfire
  • Create a way to record how your activities are working towards different badges.
  • Run an activity for the section relating to one of your own hobbies or interests.
  • Any other ideas, subject to agreement with the ESL (YL) and SL.

Using your training
Things to think about:

  • What risks do your activities present and what controls or rules do you need to put in place?(Module A)
  • Do you need a qualified instructor for your activity? (Module G)
  • What equipment do you need? (Module G)
  • Can all members of the section take part? (Module F)
  • Is the activity appropriate for the whole section? (Module C)

To be discussed with either ESL (YL), SL or YLU:

  • What have I done?
  • Why did I do it?
  • What did I want to achieve?
  • What did the section members get from it?
  • What did I learn from it?
  • What would I do differently next time?
  • How do I feel about it now?

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