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Black History Month

Scouts is marking Black History Month, the annual celebration of the history, achievements and contributions of black people in the UK. The dedicated month was envisioned as a way to counter the perceived invisibility of black people and challenge the negative stereotypes that were often the only manner black people were pictured in popular culture. Black History Month was first launched in 1987 where the aim was for the local community to challenge racism and educate themselves and others about the history that was not taught in schools. Scouts will both share and celebrate learning about Black history and provide wider opportunities to talk and learn about race.

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Last year, to mark Black History Month, Scouts ambassador Dwayne Fields shared his insights on the importance of Role Models.