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Inclusion support

Objective of the pathway

Information on this pathway is due to be published shortly. In the mean time please contact the relevant assistant area commissioner.

Everyone is welcome

Scouting is an inclusive, values based movement and membership is open to all those who share our fundamental values. By removing any real or perceived barriers to participation, we can ensure that even more young people can enjoy the adventure of Scouting and that Scouting will be as diverse as the communities in which we live.

To ensure Scouting in Cardiff and Vale is available, accessible and open to all, the following will be addressed:

Location is sometimes a barrier both to youth and adult participation. The Area needs to be mindful of this when planning events and training to ensure that not all are Cardiff centric. In terms of youth participation Scouting needs to be accessible for as many young people as possible so provision is needed for the new developments around Cardiff and Vale as well as the areas of the city and Vale with no Scouting currently.

Finance can be a barrier to Scouting. The Area has funds available to support with uniform, subscriptions and activities. Groups should also review the way they can support both adults and young people into and through their Scouting life.

Lack of Leaders’ knowledge can be a barrier for inclusion. To achieve inclusion, the Area needs to:

  • Develop a group of advisors with specific expertise
  • Build skills for Leaders to feel confident
  • Have specialist training available where necessary
  • Ensure our spaces are suitable and accessible to all
  • Engage with all communities

Putting Cymraeg into Scouting.

Where possible we should encourage the medium of Welsh. All signage on our buildings should be bi-lingual. Adults and young people who speak Welsh should be encouraged to wear the Cymraeg Badge on their uniforms. Aspects of the section night should, where applicable, be bi-lingual.

To assist with the above and to promote inclusion in 2020 the area appointed an Assistant Area Commissioner role specifically for inclusion.

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