Young Leader Missions

Mission 4

Task – responsibility for organising and running part of the section programme.

To include both

  • Planning and organising
  • Delivery


  • Plan and run a linking activity/event with either the section above and below
    • Work with the leaders of the sections above and below yours (if appropriate) to arrange a linking event/night/activity.
    • Plan the event/night/activity, making sure it is appropriate for the age/venue
    • Include members of the section to assist in the evening.
  • Plan and run a challenge award
    • Choose a challenge award that either has not already been achieved or has been achieved by the fewest members
    • Plan the activities on the monthly/termly/yearly programme of the activities needed to achieve the award
  • Plan a camp for the section (under the supervision of a leader with a Nights Away Permit)
  • Help the young people in the section to explore a particular topic or develop some specific skills
  • 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)
  • Can all members of the section(s) take part? (Module F)
  • How will you get everyone involved and handle different behaviour? (Module D)
  • What leadership style is most appropriate for the activity/event you’re running? (Module B)
  • What are you going to plan for your programme? (Module G)
  • How are you going to plan a programme over a longer period? (Module H)
  • Is the activity age appropriate for everyone taking part? (Module C)
  • How are you going to communicate with the Group – written instructions, spoken explanation or demonstration? (Module C and I)

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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