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Peer Leadership in Scouts

In Scouts peer leaders are called Patrol Leaders, Assistant Patrol Leaders and some Troops have Senior Patrol Leaders too.

Support Resources

A guide to peer leadership in Scouts is available for leaders to give them some top tips on using Patrol Leaders in the Patrol, it can be found here.

A top tips leaflet is available for Patrol Leaders to help them learn the ropes and to congratulate them on becoming a Patrol Leader. These will be sent directly to leaders with their Patrol Leader leadership stripes packs from Badge Secretaries.

The resource- Taking the Lead is designed to help adult leaders develop leadership skills with young people in the Scout Troop. It will help you promote the active participation of your Scouts in the day-to-day running of your Troop. You can find it here.

Enabling Patrol Leaders in Scouts to get involved with planning and evaluating their Programme is really valuable. The YouShape resources contain some ideas that Patrol Leaders could use to get feedback from other Scouts. Take a look here.

Have a question about peer leadership in Scouts? These FAQs have been developed to answer the most common queries.

1. How do I order the guidance leaflets for Patrol Leaders?

The leaflets will be sent directly to Leaders/Badge Secretaries when they order the Patrol Leader stripes in packs of 10.


Reviewed: 05/11/2018


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