New figures have revealed that for the first time, the number of teenagers signing up to become Scout leaders has gone through the 10,000 barrier.
As a result, the number of young people holding a leadership position with the Scouts has reached 10,394, up from 9,030 in 2011.
It has been suggested that in light of ongoing economic troubles, teenagers increasingly see the Scouts as a vehicle to boost their future employment prospects.
Bear Grylls, the chief Scout, explained some of the values that the movement helps to instil in young people.
He added: "I am so excited to see so many young people committing their time as young leaders.
"Leadership in scouting offers so many personal rewards and practical benefits that it can empower so many areas of a person's life."
Recently, prime minister David Cameron encouraged more young people to join community groups to learn new skills and make themselves more employable.
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