Our Social Leaders are part of a team delivering our outreach programmes. Programmes are open to young people from Catch22 and Epic CIC services. The aim of the programmes are to break the cycle of disengagement that many of these young people find themselves in through an extended UK based training programme followed by a dedicated 3-week expedition.
The Social Leader may also be tasked with helping to spread the word about the programme within Catch22 and Epic CIC services in their geographical area and to support service managers and key workers wishing to refer on young people to the scheme. Following the recruitment of successful young people, they will be tasked to ensure that required documentation is submitted to the British Exploring Society office including medical forms, passport photocopies and risk assessments.
During the training phase they will be required to assist in the delivery of workshop and training activities. Social Leaders will be supported in the delivery of activities by a team of Adventure Leaders, and Senior Explorers (past participants on the programme who have returned to act as peer mentors). During this phase they will also contribute towards recruitment decisions and help select the final group of young people from a training programme to take part in the expedition phase.
Compulsory training dates: Leader Induction: 22nd-24th February 2019, Leader Training: 28th-31st March 2019, 16hr Wilderness First Aid Course 17th-19th May 2019. Social Leaders on our Dangoor Next Generation and Epic Badlands expedition will also be required to attend Explorer training and the oversea expedition, dates for which are available here for DNG and here for Epic.
Assessment days: 20th, 21st November 2018, 11th December 2018, 15th January 2019