While most teenagers were enjoying their Sunday lie in last weekend the group’s young leaders were being trained in the art of advanced first aid.
Young Leaders are Explorer Scouts (14-18 year olds) who volunteer to effectively become apprentice adult leaders with Beavers, Cubs or Scouts and are our next generation of leaders. The first aid course is just one part of their training and equips them to deal with a broad range of emergencies including major bleeds, choking, loss of consciousness and CPR/mouth to mouth.
The course gives YLs a recognised Red Cross qualification and the skills and ability to cope with any emergency they might encounter.
Any 14-17 year olds interested in getting involved with the Young Leader programme should contact the Group Scout Leader Colin Sills.