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I’m A Young Leader

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  1. I’m A Young Leader Get Me Into There…

  2. Who’s Who • ENTER YL UNIT LEADER INFO HERE • Who’s doing Mod A today? • Name • Scouting history • Experience of being a young leader so far • An interesting fact about yourself

  3. Objectives • What is Scouting all about? • What is a Young Leader? • Keeping young people safe • So what next?

  4. What is Scouting all about?

  5. Challenge

  6. Adventure

  7. Friends

  8. Skills

  9. Creativity

  10. Problem Solving

  11. Responsibility

  12. Fun

  13. Mud

  14. International

  15. Ceremony

  16. Scout Association Aim To help young people achieve their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential, as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities

  17. Learning by Doing • Take part in new experiences and activities • Explore the outdoors • Take responsibility • Work in teams and on own • Progressive activities (i.e. they get harder as you get more skilled) • Living out the promise

  18. Scout Promise • Different versions per section • Different versions for different faiths • Scouting is underpinned by three key principles • Duty to self • Duty to others • Duty to God

  19. What is a Young Leader?

  20. A Young Leader is….. • An explorer scout • Part of group • Member of leadership team • Responsible • Easy to talk to • Run programmes, not just games • There to have fun

  21. A Young Leader is…

  22. How Young Leaders fit in… • Part of district explorer scouts • Also affiliated to a scout group • Part of a section • Help deliver the programme

  23. The Programme • Programme • Award Schemes & Challenges • Activity Awards, Staged Awards, Joining Awards • Programme Methods • Go on visits • Play games • Programme Zones • Adventure • Creativity • Beliefs & Attitudes

  24. The Scout Group • Beaver Scouts: 6-8 • Cub Scouts: 8-10 • Scouts: 10-14 • Section Leaders, Group Scout Leaders, Chairperson, Treasurer, Secretary

  25. Keeping young people safe

  26. Keeping Young People Safe • What does it mean to you? • Minimise risk on activities • Stamp out bullying • Free from abuse • Safe from online threats

  27. Minimise risk on activities • POR – Policy, Rules, Organisation • In Touch • Activity Permits • Equipment • Risk Assessment • Incident Procedure • - POR, Factsheets, Ideas

  28. Risk Assessment • Identify the hazards • Identify who might be hurt • Identify how you might prevent an accident

  29. Risk Assessment

  30. Bullying • What would the signs be? • How would you deal with it? • Who would you tell? • Who might the people involved feel?

  31. What is Bullying? • Behaving in a deliberately intimidating or hurtful way towards someone. • Usually repeated over time, or victims are fearful of repetition. • Bullying can be both physical and emotional. • Power relationships – not about two friends falling out. • It’s about feelings and not actions

  32. What is Bullying • Types of bullying • Signs of bullying

  33. What can you do? • Watch for the signs • Don’t ignore bullying problems • Speak to your section leader, YL leader or GSL • Create an anti-bullying code and code of conduct • Don’t be a bully!

  34. What is abuse? • Physical • Neglect • Emotional • Sexual

  35. Facts about abuse • In most cases children are abused by people they trust • Children with disabilities are at greater risk of abuse • Children and adults are often ‘groomed’ – with threats, treats and other forms of favouritism • Texting or social network sites may be used in grooming • Offenders may make themselves indispensible; so people would never believe any allegations • Child abuse happens in all ethnic, social, religious & economic groups • Abusers come from a wide range of backgrounds; they may be married, well liked & respected • Most child sex abusers are men, but in 20-25% of cases the abuse is by a woman • Young people sometimes abuse other young people

  36. What do I need to do? • Stick to the rules on the Orange Card • Behave appropriately • Observe rules for safety • Recognise the position of trust they’re in • If you suspect abuse: WRITE IT DOWN PASS IT ON

  37. What happens if… • a young person tells you of abuse by someone else? • someone expresses concerns about a young person? • unexplained injuries, or changes in behaviour, are observed which give cause for concern? • you receive an allegation about another person or about yourself? • you are concerned that a colleague isn’t following the Code of Behaviour?


  39. Something to think about… If a young person tells you about abuse you must always pass the information on

  40. Something to think about… Having favourites can do no harm

  41. Something to think about… When working as a young leader, it is OK for you to run a game when an adult leader is not present

  42. Something to think about… Young leaders may share sleeping accommodation with adult leaders when space is limited or alternative arrangements cannot be made

  43. Something to think about… You should not get involved in a relationship with a young person in the section where you are working

  44. Something to think about… Young leaders shouldn’t have physical contact with young people

  45. Something to think about… It is acceptable to “take the mickey” out of a young person

  46. Something to think about… Young people always report incidents of abuse

  47. Something to think about… Young people are likely to exaggerate incidents of abuse

  48. Something to think about… It’s better to wait and see what happens before reporting behaviour or attitudes you do not like

  49. Safe Online • Social networking sites • • CEOP symbol • Never give away personal details • Never arrange to meet someone without an adult present • You NEVER know who you are talking to

  50. Safe Online • Facebook, BEBO etc • Make sure your profile is appropriate for the people you have as friends • Remember things stay on the internet forever • Think about what your mum, a future employer or a new boy or girlfriend would think of your content • Take action against people who make inappropriate comments, postings etc