In January, Hampshire Scouts hosted its third annual Young Leaders’ Rally.
This event is aimed at Young Leaders who are young people aged 14 to 18 and volunteer at local Scout groups.
Alongside adult volunteers, they help to provide activities for the younger sections.
The weekend event saw over 45 Young Leaders from across the county take part in a range of activities.
As well as adventurous activities such as crate stacking, caving, climbing and expedition planning, the young people engaged in various sessions embracing the overall theme for the weekend, which was community.
This included taking a deeper look at the Scouts’ "A Million Hands" programme.
Alongside various charities, such as The Red Cross and Mind, the programme aims to empower Scouts to make a difference in their own communities.
The sessions therefore encouraged the Young Leaders to consider how they can help make a stronger community and how they can encourage younger Scouts to do the same.
We also ran a Young Leaders question and answer session on the Sunday, allowing the young people to discuss their experiences, ask each other questions and share valuable advice.
The weekend provided the Young Leaders with a great opportunity to bond and make friends with others from across Hampshire.
Our fourth Young Leaders’ Rally is already planned for January 2021.