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Remote scouting - Explorers

Week 12 Common rules for the exceptional time

Task of the Adult Support

The Adult Support contacts the Explorers and their guardians and informs them about the Scout Guidelines. The Adult Support informs that as an adult they are interested in arranging scouting activities despite the exceptional circumstances and interested in opinions from the youth and adults on how to arrange these activities.

The Adult Support supports the Explorers in planning and carrying out the activities.

Mission

The group, together with the Adult Support, agrees on the practices for during the pause and makes an action plan to adapt the youth programme. The Explorers understand that the youth programme is paused in order to slow down the spreading of the virus.

Description

The Adult Support starts aiding the group with working on an action plan, and the group agrees on which communication channel to use and how (Do all the Explorers have a smartphone?). The Explorers are given an opportunity to discuss the situation and the feelings it evokes and share them with the members of the group. It is important, that everyone’s feelings are heard and valued.

Action Tips

Communication Channel: The group sets up a group chat on the communication channel of their choice, if they don’t already have one.

Help for the Local group: The group thinks about options of sharing the adapted programme to the other scouts as well. For example, we can help the adults of the Local group with different kinds of apps.

Tasks of the Adult Support: The Adult Support can also send instructions for activities that can be implemented at home alone or without close contact with a friend or the group.

 

Week 13: #Connect2Earth

Task of the Adult Support

The Adult Support tells the Explorers about the international Earth Hour event which gives everyone an opportunity to protect the environment and contain the climate change. The Adult Support encourages the Explorers towards active citizenship and gives examples of other international events such as climate strike and influencing the Scout organization, such as scout initiative.

Mission

The Explorers participate in the biggest climate event of the world, organised by the WWF, and understand the purpose of this symbolic gesture.  The Explorers know participation is a way to be influential and know about different ways to participate. The Explorers get a positive experience of participating and influencing.

Description

The Explorers participate in the Earth Hour event on Saturday 28th March at 8.30pm – 9.30pm by switching off all but the necessary lights. The Adult Support encourages the Explorers to challenge their whole family and friends to join in the event. The Explorers familiarize themselves with the scout initiative and together design an initiative for regional, national and international development.

Action Tips

WWF tips: The group reviews the Earth Hour ideas and tips together in the campaign webpage. The group selects the most suitable activities and implements it in a way they choose.

Digital Scout Initiative: The group gets to know Digital Scout Initiative system. The initiative system should be ready by March. If leaving an initiative is not yet possible while working on the activity, the group can discuss up front about what kind of things they would like to change within the scout organization. Once the system is ready, the group implements making the initiative.

 

Week 15 Awakening of the spring – nature

Task of the Adult Support

The Adult Support and the group leader select the best way for the group to carry out the activity. They instruct the Explorers in a way the chosen implementation requires. They encourage the Explorers during the task with positive messages and compliments.

Mission

The Explorers observe nature. They learn to recognize new species of animals and plants.

Description

The Explorers make observation trips to a nearby forest or park. They report about their observations.

Action Tips

Luonto-Liitto Spring Tracking: The Explorers participate in Luonto-Liitto spring tracking. They examine the monitored species and their characteristics. Afterwards they take a trip to a nearby forest or a park. After the trip the trackers report on the species they encountered as instructed in the Spring tracking website. (This tip is suitable for the Our Nature’s “I know nature” activity)

Bird Trip: The Explorers go for an outing at the same time either into the forest or by water. They all try to spot and photograph as many birds as possible during the trip. They show each other the pictures they took and try to identify the birds in the photos using a bird guide or online species identification sites. (This tip is suitable for the Our Nature’s “I know nature” activity)