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Cub Scout forums

A Cub Pack leadership forum is a meeting between Sixers, sometimes Seconders, and Cub Scout Leaders.

If your Pack has young leaders, then they should also be involved, as they are closer in age to the Cubs and will help to facilitate discussions and help the Cubs get more out of the experience.

All young people’s views are valuable and all young people have the right to contribute their thoughts and ideas. Young people who are less confident or have difficulties with communicating or working with others may need extra support or flexibility to express their opinions and views. It is important to enable all young people to play an active role, to achieve meaningful youth involvement in the section.

Some young people may have difficulties with things like taking turns, or find it difficult to share their ideas verbally or in a group setting.  Some young people will need more time than others, to process and form their ideas.

Don’t underestimate the ability of all young people to give their views. There are lots of different ways that feelings and ideas can be communicated.

Running a leadership forum

To help you organise a successful Cub Pack leadership forum, you can use the following tried and tested steps as a guide:


Below are some practical ideas and tips which could be used, to support all young people to express their opinions/views.  Having a number of methods for young people contribute will be beneficial and more engaging/fun, for all young people.


It is important to keep a record of the feedback you get, and make sure you let the Cubs know that you are listening to their ideas by including them in the programme.

It is also important to make sure that your Sixers understand that it is sometimes not possible to do all of the activities you talk about. If something cannot be arranged, explain to them why this is the case and what exciting activity you will be doing instead. This will avoid disappointment.

 

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