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BeatBullying teams up with Scouting to battle bullying.

Become a Jubilee Mentor

BeatBullying is an international bullying prevention charity working and campaigning to make bullying unacceptable. It trains young people aged 5-25, in schools, colleges and communities, to become BB Mentors, giving them the knowledge and tools they need to tackle and prevent bullying.

The Queen’s Silver Jubilee Trust is supporting BeatBullying to train 2,500 Jubilee Mentors over the course of 2013, and Beatbullying would love Explorer Scouts to get involved.

This is a fantastic, flexible volunteering opportunity, which will give Explorer Scouts a broad range of practical skills and enable them to make a real difference to the lives of other young people and their communities.

Through a one-day training course Explorers will learn:

  • How to spot and tackle bullying and cyberbullying
  • Positive online behaviour and safety
  • How to mentor and support other young people

Up to 50 Explorer Scouts can be trained up at any one time. All you’ll need to organise is a venue for the training and BeatBullying will do the rest.

If you’re interested in organising a training course, email training@beatbullying.org

Activity packs

As part of the partnership, BeatBullying has developed special activity packs for Beaver Scout, Cub Scout and Scout Sections, designed to enable you to run one or two fun and interactive sessions with your young people. The packs will teach the young people how to spot bullying, how to stay safe, and what they can do to combat bullying themselves.

You can find the packs at http://archive.beatbullying.org/scouts

Leader training

BeatBullying has recently trained Section Leaders to become BeatBullying Champions, providing them with the tools and resources they need to keep their young people safe.

A series of online sessions, based on subjects requested by leaders, will be available over the next two months so everyone can access valuable advice from BeatBullying.

The training will take place over the next two months:

May: Anti-Bullying Strategies to use with your Group

The session will cover the following topics:

•    Tools and sanctions to help deal with a bullying situation
•    How to talk to those involved
•    How to talk to parents

June: Dealing with diversity

The session will cover the following topics:

•    Encouraging understanding

•    How to begin discussions around diversity

•    Ways to celebrate diversity

To register to attend an online session please go to

http://archive.beatbullying.org/scouts

 

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