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Remote Scouting - Family Scouting

Week 12 Common rules for the exceptional time

Task of the Family Scouting Leader

The Family Scouting Leader contacts the families and informs them about the Scout Guidelines. The Family Scout Leader informs that as a leader they are interested in arranging scouting activities despite the exceptional circumstances and are interested in the opinions from the other adults on how to arrange these activities.

Mission

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

Description

The Family Scouting Leader suggests an action plan and agrees with the adults on which communication channel to use and how (Does everyone have a smartphone?). The families are adviced to discuss the situation and the feelings it evokes at home. The children can draw, write or photograph their feelings and communicate them to the other members of the team with the help of an adult. 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.

The Family Scouting Leader gives information of the material by Mannerheimin Lastensuojeluliitto, 8 tips on how to talk about the coronavirus with a child

The Family Scouting Leader can send a greeting to the children after a discussion with the guardians. The greeting can be e.g. a voice message, video message or a letter.

The Family Scouting Leader can also send instructions for activities that can be implemented at home together with the family.

 

Week 13: #Connect2Earth

Task of the Family Scouting Leader

The Family Scouting Leader tells the families about the international Earth Hour event which gives everyone an opportunity to protect the environment and contain the climate change.

Mission

The Trackers participate in the biggest climate event of the world, organised by the WWF, and understand the purpose of this symbolic gesture.

Description

The families participate in the Earth Hour event on Saturday 28th March at 8.30pm – 9.30pm by switching off all but the necessary lights. The families also think about other small and everyday climate actions the whole family can take.

Action Tips

WWF webpage lists multiple Earth Hour ideas the family can test either during the event or another suitable time.