Hertfordshire Scouts work hard to ensure access to Scouting for all.
Look out for more information on how we achieve this, advice and case studies – all coming soon. In the mean time there is a wealth of information on the Scout Association website.
More contacts and resources can be found on the Module 7 – validation from Training Module 7 – Scouting for All.
Discussing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) can be a tricky area in scouting. To support celebrating and discussing diversity I have uploaded a few useful documents and resources which can support leaders in supporting young people in discussing their sexuality.
Document published by StoneWall, with useful information about understanding the challenges young people can have and how adults can support and understand more
Document published by StoneWall, that supports challenging homophobic language that could be used in your unit.
FLAGS Website is a national active support unit that can offer support and guidance to adults in scouting.
How accessible is your HQ
How accessible is your Group or District Headquarters to those with various disabilities? The Accessible Scouting resources here might be useful, particularly in meeting the requirements of the Equality Act. The Act requires owners of buildings to take reasonable actions to help support all to have access to your facilities. The form highlights bigger improvements such as wheelchair access, but also smaller inexpensive actions that could support a person with sight difficulties use a bathroom for example. If you are considering renovations or refurbishments the audit may prove useful in highlighting specific points to consider.