Using checklists

Checklists can also help your Scouts (particularly older ones) manage themselves when they need to have or do multiple things. Again, it might seem mechanical or time-intensive to prepare the checklists, but the pay off is greater than the cost if you no longer have to prompt or nag every youth member when something needsContinue reading “Using checklists”

Using Visual Resources

Visual resources and instructional plans allow Scouts to keep working on a task without having to ask a leader or adult for immediate guidance or support. Using visual resources might seem like ‘turning Scouts into school’, but is actually a way to promote all the best things about Scouts – learning by doing rather thanContinue reading “Using Visual Resources”

Medication on camp

If your Scout is prescribed medication  Before leaving for camp: Ensure your child is aware of what medication they take , when they need to take it (and how much), why they need to take it, who can help them manage their medication on camp and  No matter who is managing medication, place all medicationsContinue reading “Medication on camp”

Changing Scout Groups

As your child grows and moves through the sections of Scouting, you may find that a Scout Group which was previously suitable is no longer providing a fun and enriching experience for your child. You may find that there has been a change in adult leadership, or that an older section may operate very differentlyContinue reading “Changing Scout Groups”

Teddy Bears on Camp

For many reasons, it’s not unusual for neurodiverse children to have a strong attachment to a favourite soft toy, teddy bear, special blanket or pillow. These objects can be calming and provide a sense of security well after the age most children are generally expected to grow out of this kind of attachment. Peer pressureContinue reading “Teddy Bears on Camp”

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