Young Leaders

2nd Newbury is currently lucky enough to have both a Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) as well as some Young Leaders (YLs).

Senior Patrol Leaders

A Senior Patrol Leader is an older Scout who has shown that they have the experience and leadership skills to act as a Patrol Leader for the whole troop.

As a result, they do not have a patrol flash on their scout uniform, and stand with the leaders during meeting ceremonies.

Young Leaders

A Young Leader is an Explorer Scout who has volunteered to help out a Scout, Cub or Beaver section and is involved as part of the leadership team of that section.


Both SPLs and YLs expected to behave responsibly and set a good example to all other Scouts in the Troop.

They are expected to support the leaders and the troop at meetings and events, as follows:

  • Organise a game at the beginning of the evening.
  • Make sure flag is ready for flag break.
  • Stand with Leaders when in horseshoe.
  • Allocate points to first patrol ready for flag break and down.
  • Guide Patrol Leaders if necessary.
  • Organise Patrol Leader Forums each term.
  • Report problems to Leaders.
  • Assist with programme planning and camps.
  • Be a good role model for the Troop.
  • Have FUN

Young Leader Uniform

  • Green t-shirt, dark trousers and necker on a weekly basis.
  • Explorer uniform for events such as Parades