Young Leader Development Program

The Young Leader Development Program (YLDP) is a program designed to develop the leadership skills and capacity for youth members aged 16+. The program structure allows participants to interact with other Groups & Teams in Scouts WA to give them a greater understanding of the opportunities they can choose to undertake, whilst fulfilling a leadership role.

These opportunities include:

  • Becoming a Youth Program Leader
    (This includes completing Scouting Essentials and Scouting Adventure training courses as well as acting as a leader in the Joey Scouts, Cub Scouts and Scout sections)
  • Optional opportunity to complete a Certificate III in Business
  • Optional opportunity to complete a Certificate III in Active Volunteering

Applications to participate in the Young Leader Development Program will open in October/November

The Young Leader Development Program is also on the lookout for Scout Groups that are interested in supporting and hosting YLDP participants – if your Group is interested, or if you have any other questions regarding applying for the program, please contact Leilani Gibson, Branch Commissioner – Young Leader Development Program on

Reasons to join Scouts WA

A unique

Our program is like nothing else, offering a huge range of activities and experiences for ages ranging from 6 to 25 – and new members can join at any stage of Scouts!

Fun and

From stories, games and craft to camping, bush adventures and water activities, Scouting offers activities to suit every interest and age group.

Growth and Learning

Scouts grow through adventure and new challenges. They make friends, build confidence and explore their abilities and interests. But most of all, Scouts have fun!

Diversity and Inclusion

Scouts WA values diversity and we warmly welcome members and volunteers from all backgrounds, and those with intellectual or physical disabilities.

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