A series of workshops have been organised by West Sussex Scouts and facilitated by Suzanne Few -Deputy County Commissioner for Diversity and Inclusion to look at
how it is important to know the young people you are working with, what influences them.
ways of promoting positive behaviour along with techniques for effective communication.As special needs is becoming an increasing challenge for some sections we look at
how Scouting can be inclusive and
ways to get support and advice along with updates on recent guidelines.
Based on Modules 14/15 the session is suitable for all leaders who who will benefit from exploring the issues of challenging behaviour further and need ongoing learning and those leaders needing a refresher. It is open to all adult roles and you can attend any district.
Further details of these workshops and bookings can be found here or if you have an enquiry contact Suzanne below.
Scouts took part in a fantastic Brighton & Hove Pride celebration on Saturday (6th August). It’s the second year that we’ve attended this LGBT event, alongside members from East Sussex and FLAGS Active Support Unit.
We were there to show the thousands of spectators that Scouting is diverse, inclusive and welcoming to people from all walks of life. For the first time, we were joined by young people between the ages of 16 and 18 and ‘Ruby’ the van who was decorated with bright purple Scout Pride balloons and signs, a mountain bike, kayak and other outdoors kit.
The sun was out, making the 2.5 mile parade from Hove Lawns to Preston Park thirsty work for our 26 participants. Some decided to dance and sing along the route whilst others issued stickers to the spectators or carried the Scout Pride signs.
For the first time we set up a Scout Pride stall in the Community Village area of Preston Park, creating an opportunity to talk to Pride attendees in more detail about Scouting and encourage them to get involved.
Amy Widgery, District Youth Commissioner for Lewes said
“I’m attending Brighton Pride to show my support for our LGBT members. Attending community events like these are a really important part of our commitment to diversity and showing that Scouting is truly for all! I’ve absolutely loved it and look forward to attending again next year.”