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Module F - Making Scouting accessible and inclusive

Module F - Making Scouting accessible and inclusive

(Links to Module A and D).
Below are optional activities for running this module. However, it's important to run activities and methods that best suit your ESYLs, ensuring you fulfil the aim and objectives of the modules.

The Scout Association is committed to being inclusive of all young people. This means everyone is welcome regardless of how much money they have or where they come from, what their gender is or how they identify, what their sexual orientation is, whether they have a disability or mental health issue, and no matter what their religion is or whether they have one at all. All ESYLs should be ready to do their best to support the inclusion and full participation of all young people in Scouting.

Note: Remember that modules can be delivered by anyone with the relevant experience and knowledge of the subject matter in the module. If you do not feel confident with the content of this module, speak to your District or County/Area or Region to find out who would be best placed to support.

Aim

This module will teach you how to create an environment that is inclusive and welcoming for all young people in the section. It will give you an understanding of some different additional needs a young person might have, and show you how to make reasonable adjustments to make the programme more inclusive for all.

Objectives

By the end of this module, you'll be able to:

  • understand that every young person is different
  • understand that everyone is welcome in Scouting
  • understand your role in contributing to a positive and inclusive environment
  • state a range of additional needs that young people in a section may experience
  • understand how additional needs may affect participation in the Programme
  • explain how to adapt programmes to meet the needs of all young people within the section
  • explain where to go for further information and guidance

Resources

You'll need:

  • pens
  • paper
  • Appendix I
  • speakers/music (if using the distraction activity)

Making reasonable adjustments and programme planning

Conclusion of Module F

Summarise the module by revisiting the objectives. Ask the ESYLs whether they feel they have covered all of the objectives satisfactorily. Before they go, carry out a review or an evaluation of the session.