Youth Leader Roles

Especially for those new to Heroic Youth, sometimes there can be confusion about the Youth Leader Roles in Hero Quest/Summit.  Here is a quick summary of the general roles of each male and female position in the Heroic Youth Hero Quest program.  To register for Heroic Youth as a Youth Leader, please see our registration pages.

These descriptions focus mainly on days two and three, Hero Quest Summit, when the young knights and handmaidens will be there. But the same hierarchy and structure will exist during Hero Quest, during the youth simulation. Master Knights and Princess will still be the leaders and everyone will be in the camps or kingdoms to which they have been assigned. Ages listed are approximate. 

Master Knight

(Age range 17-18)*

Pray always, that you may come off conqueror; yea, that you may conquer Satan, and that you may escape the hands of the servants of Satan that do uphold his work.” D&C 10:5

 

A Master Knight is the leader in charge of his Camp. He exemplifies duty and self-mastery. He encourages the other boys in his camp in living the Standards and the Hero's Creed, by example, as well as with his words. 

You will work with your Master Knight partner to achieve your desired goals, and take charge in camp meetings to keep everyone focused and on task.

You will receive and review each camp member's EWJ report, as well as submitting your own EWJ report, each week on time. You will respond to each member of your camp’s report with praise, encouragement, and advice that relates to what was reported. You will keep an eye on who in your camp is participating regularly, and who you should be reaching out to in order to encourage participation. Senior Master Knights will receive the report for their squire, the guardian commander, and guardians. Junior Master Knights will receive the report for their squire and the page.

You will work to ensure every member of your camp is fulfilling his role, feels included, and that there is unity in your camp. You will set the example by attending trainings and meetings on time, and with a positive attitude. 

In Noble House meetings, you will work with your Master Knight partner and the princesses to run the meetings, making sure that the objectives are met and ensuring that everyone's voice is heard.

 

Princess

(Age range 17-18)*

"Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies." Proverbs 31:10

A Princess is the leader in charge of her Kingdom. She exemplifies grace and righteous power. She encourages the other girls in her kingdom in living the Standards and the Hero's Creed, by example, as well as with her words. 

You will work with your princess-pair to achieve your desired goals, and take charge in Kingdom meetings to keep everyone focused and on task.

You will receive and review each kingdom member's EWJ report, as well as submitting your own EWJ report, each week on time. You will respond to each member of your Kingdom's report with praise, encouragement, and advice that relates to what was reported. You will keep an eye on who in your Kingdom is participating regularly, and who you should be reaching out to in order to encourage participation.

You will work to ensure every member of your kingdom is fulfilling her role, feels included, and that there is unity in your kingdom. You will set the example by attending trainings and meetings on time, and with a positive attitude. 

In Noble House meetings, you will work with your princess-pair and the master knights to run the meetings, making sure that the objectives are met and ensuring that everyone's voice is heard.

Squire

(Age range 15-16)*

“...Let every man learn his duty, and to act in the office in which he is appointed, in all diligence.” D&C 107:99

The Squire is the right hand of his Master Knight.  Your job is to support your Master Knight in whatever needs to be done (see a need, fill a need) to help your Master Knight succeed. You are a part of a team. Your camp's success is based in part on how well you are able to 'stay at your post' and support your Master Knight in whatever way he may need.

You will submit your EWJ report to your Master Knight on time each week.

Lady in Waiting

(Age range 15-16)*

"She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness." Proverbs 31:27

A Lady-in-Waiting is the 'right-hand' of her Princess. Your job is to support your princess in whatever needs to be done (see a need, fill a need) to help your princess succeed. You are a part of a team. Your kingdom's success is based in part on how well you are able to 'stay at your post' and support your princess in whatever way she may need.

You will submit your EWJ report to your princess on time each week.

Page

(Age range 12-14)*

“And thou shalt speak unto all that are wise hearted, whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom…” Exodus 28:3

A Page is a vital part of your camp. 

You are the designated person to do official communication between camps and Noble Houses. You are also the 'welcoming committee' for your camp. 

You will attend and participate in camp and Noble House gatherings, keeping an eye out for those who look like they are not feeling included. You should reach out to the junior Master Knight after each meeting and let him know if you noticed anyone being left out.

You will submit your EWJ report to the junior Master Knight on time each week.

Flag Bearer

(Age range 12-14)*

"She openeth her mouth with wisdom, and in her tongue is the law of kindness." Proverbs 31:26

A Flag-Bearer is a vital part of your Kingdom. 

You are the designated person to do official communication between Kingdoms and Noble Houses. You are also the 'welcoming committee' for your Kingdom. 

You will attend and participate in Kingdom and Noble House gatherings, keeping an eye out for those who look like they are not feeling included. You should reach out to your princess after each meeting and let her know if you noticed anyone being left out.

You will submit your EWJ report to your princess on time each week.

Guardian Commanders

(Age range 15-16)*

“I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God.” Mosiah 2:17

Guardians have a special focus on service. 

They are an integral part of their camp as they work together to find ways to serve and foster unity. 

The Guardian Commander's job is to reach out to his guardians and create plans on ways they can serve the members of their camp and their Noble House.

They encourage their camp each week with at least one way that can each serve their families that week. 

You will also encourage the Guardians to participate in the Zoom meetings, and gatherings. Guardians are often the newest members of Heroic Youth so your special job is to make them feel seen, valued, and heard.

If you notice any concerns, you will report them to the senior Master Knight. 

You will submit your EWJ report to the Senior Master Knight  on time each week.

Valkyrie Commanders

(Age range 15-16)*

"She stretcheth forth her hands to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. … Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come." Proverbs 31: 20, 25

Valkyries have a special focus on service. 

They are an integral part of their kingdom as they work together to find ways to serve and foster unity. 

The Valkyrie Commander's job is to reach out to her Valkyries and create plans on ways they can serve the members of their Kingdom and their Noble House.

They encourage their kingdom each week with at least one way that can each serve their families that week. 

You will also encourage the Valkyries to participate in the Zoom meetings, and gatherings. Valkyrie are often the newest members of Heroic Youth so your special job is to make them feel seen, valued, and loved.

If you notice any concerns, you will report them to your princess. 

You will submit your EWJ report to your princess on time each week.

Guardians

(Age range 12-14)*

“I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God.” Mosiah 2:17

Guardians have a special focus on service. 

They are an integral part of their camp as they work together to find ways to serve and foster unity. 

They work with their Guardian Commander to create plans on ways they can serve the members of their camp, Noble House, and personal family each week.

You will submit your EWJ report to the senior Master Knight on time each week.

Valkyries

(Age range 12-14)*

"She stretcheth forth her hands to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy." Proverbs 31:20

Valkyries have a special focus on service. They are an integral part of their Kingdom as they work together to find ways to serve and foster unity. 

They work with their Valkyrie Commander to create plans on ways they can serve the members of their Kingdom, Noble House, and personal family each week.

You will submit your EWJ report to your princess on time each week.

Royal House Members

The Royal House is made up the Crown Princess and Royal Master Knight, along with their Royal Lady-in-Waiting and Royal Squire, Royal Flag Bearer and Royal Page, and Valkyrie General and Guardian General and their Lieutenants. The Royal House is usually made up of former Princesses and Master Knights, helping to train other youth leaders in their roles, and assisting the Crown Princess and Royal Master Knight.

*Age ranges are approximate