Young Leaders leading the way with online training.

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Volunteers from Hampshire Scouts have been leading the way with weekly online training sessions for the leaders of tomorrow.

Held weekly from mid-May to mid-June, the online training sessions were each attended by around 100 Explorer Scouts ranging from members who are new to the adventure of Scouts to those who have learned many skills already with us.

So what does a leader of tomorrow need? With sessions covering, amon others, running games, teaching skills and making all they do youth shaped we reckon they're prepared. Each session was carefully prepared and mixed the skills to make the most of Zoom including polls and break out rooms to talk in smaller groups and share ideas.

The sessions were run by members of Hampshire Scouts Top Awards team, Mike Baxter and Steven Osborn and helped by other adult volunteers from across the county and the country.

"I thought the sessions were good, the right length of time and the breakout rooms were good to talk to people" said one Explorer Scout who took part.

Another commented that is was a "great experience, really informative and worth doing."

The Explorer Scout Young Leaders, all between 14 and 18 years of age, take part in the scheme for a number of reasons: some to give back to the community, some to work on top awards such as the Queen's Scout and Duke of Edinburgh's Awards.

By completing the missions, these young leaders are one step closer to completing the scheme and being inspirational leaders in their community.

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