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Module J - Communicate it!

Module J - Communicate it!

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.

Communication is key to everything we do in life. It impacts how we build relationships and influence other people’s actions. Having strong communication skills and being able to express ideas can open up opportunities.

Aim

This module aims to make you aware of the importance of different communication styles and the impact that the way you communicate has on others. It will look at how you can adapt your style to suit your audience, whether you’re in section meetings or leader meetings. It will also look at how to talk about the skills you're gaining through Scheme whenever talking to other people both inside and outside of Scouting.

Objectives

By the end of this module you'll:

  • understand how important effective communication is between leaders and young people in the section
  • adapt your communication style to suit the activity or situation
  • explain how tone and body language can affect how you communicate with others
  • be able to communicate how what you're learning and the experiences and skills you're gaining through completing the Scheme can be used in other Scouting and non-Scouting activities.

Resources

For this module you'll need:

  • a blindfold/scarf
  • an object of your choosing as treasure for the Instructor and Seeker activity
  • pens
  • paper
  • small boxes
  • pieces of flipchart
  • Appendix L - number game
  • Appendix M - skill builder

Introduction

Start the session by introducing the module and its aims and objectives.

Activities - Talking about skills

Resources and Support

The resource ‘Get Ahead’ has guidance on how young people in Explorer Scouts and Scout Network can write about the different skills they have gained through the programme, including through completing the ESYLs Scheme.

Conclusion of Module J

Summarise the module by revisiting the objectives. Ask the ESYLs whether they feel they have covered all of the objectives satisfactorily.