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Kindness in every community

Supported by British Red Cross

Book your free kindness digital session delivered by Red Cross' Scout Speakers

The sessions cover a range of topics including kindness, tackling loneliness, first aid and empathy and migration. 

Email the Red Cross to find out more and book

Step one: identify the need

Be a top banana with a message of kindness

Explore the power of kindness, care and respect in this fruity message writing activity.

Ages: 6-18 | Takes: 20 mins

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Kindness rocks

Show how a kind message can make all the difference when helping someone and write one for a friend in need.

Ages: 6-10½| Takes: 1 hour

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Socially kind

Find out how older Scouts can use their social media for acts of kindness.                                          

Ages: 10½ - 18 | Takes: 1 hour

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Good deed discovery

Point out real acts of kindness and look at how we say ‘thank you’ to acknowledge good deeds.

Ages: 6-18 | Takes: 30 mins

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Step two: plan action

Who helps who?

Map kindness in your local community considering how you can show kindness to those who need it and encourage others to do the same.                                     

Ages: 6-10½ | Takes: 45 mins 

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Kindness in emergencies

How should we prepare for, act in and react to emergencies? Find out as we play some emergency-themed games.                                                                                  

Ages: 6-18 | Takes: 1 hour

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The Power of Kindness

The British Red Cross use people’s kind gifts of time and money to help others. Find out how the BRC look out for you and me!                                                                   

Ages: 6-18 | Takes: 1 hour 30 mins

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Combat loneliness with kindness

See what you know about loneliness in the UK as we explore how good company and kindness puts loneliness behind us.

Ages: 6-18 | Takes: 1 hour

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Be kind, respond

Discover what you could do in a life or death situation and the importance of acting rather than stepping back.

Ages: 8-18 | Takes: 45 mins

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Step three: take action

Company and kindness

How can people cope with loneliness? Develop a project to support people who are lonely in your community.

Ages: 6-18| Takes: 4 hours

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Red Cross Code

Plan the details, then deliver a project to support the Red Cross and show the power of kindness.

Ages: 6-18 | Takes: 4 hours

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Bystander effect and first aid

Raise awareness of the bystander effect and first aid – don’t just walk on by.           

Ages: 6-18 | Takes: 1 hour

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Mapping kindness in your community

Bring your community together as you show kindness to those around you.

Ages: 6-18 | Takes: 1 hour

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Ready to respond

Help prepare your community to cope with an emergency.             

Ages: 6-18| Takes: 1 hour

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Step four: learn and make more change

Become a kindness champion

Champion kindness by making a pledge to do something kind for others.              

Ages: 6-18 | Takes: 1 hour 20 mins 

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Invite a Scout speaker and pledge kindness

Find out more about the power of kindness, hear from an expert, and pledge to do something kind for others.

Ages: 6-18 | Takes: 1 hour 30 mins

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Step five: tell the world

Kindness cache

Inspire others to take action by planting a kindness geocache.

Ages: 8-18 | Takes: 1 hour 30 mins

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Make a kindness community display

Create a community display to shout about the power of kindness.

Ages: 8-18 | Takes: 1 hour 

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Spread kindness through local media

Boost the power of kindness by shouting about it in local media.

Ages: 8-18 | Takes: 1 hour

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Share the kindness on social media

Use social media to shout about the power of kindness and spread the word.

Ages: 14-18 | Takes: 1 hour

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Themes

Protecting our environment

With a little help from our friends at WWF, we’re fighting to protect our environment while there’s still time – restoring thriving habitats, bringing species back from the brink, and tackling the root causes behind nature’s decline, such as climate change.
 

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Ending homelessness

Partnering with Crisis and Simon Community NI, we’re enhancing young people’s understanding of the many factors that contribute to homelessness, and showing them how they can help end the problem for good.
 
 

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Supporting refugees and displaced children

We’re partnering with Save the Children to combat stereotypes, raise awareness of the issues displaced children face, build welcoming communities, and connect with Scouts in conflict-affected areas.

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Better mental health for all

We’re working alongside Mind, SAMH and Inspire, to empower Scouts to take good care of their mental health, now and in the future.
 

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Understanding disability

With support from the National Autistic Society, we’re helping our young people to become advocates for inclusion and build a more considerate world
 

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