The camp will take place in August for a week at the Scout site at Lyon's Copse. Districts wishing to attend from the SE and SW have already expressed an interest and currently we are expecting between 500 and 650 campers. The camp is going to be supported by a website and on-line booking. This exciting camp will be organised in the same fashion as the SE and SW camps, emphasising village activity and encouraging organic co-operation without an overbearing central programme.
Our third group is Pioneers - children aged 10-12 who are becoming more aware of the world around them.
We think this is a really exciting age - we can begin to explore how Pioneers can influence society and find ways to cope with increasing peer pressure.
Focusing on the physical
Self-esteem can be a problem at this age - children are becoming aware of their physical development and can feel awkward or self-conscious.
This is the very first blog posting. The site is coming along, I'm working on various views in the members' section. More good stuff to come...
Aim: To understand why consumers should pay a fair price for cocoa.
You will need: Props (optional).
Duration: 30 minutes
As a group you will role play two scenarios. One is set in Ghana, the other in the UK. Each group will be performing their scenes at the same time.
Write a short anti-prejudice poem. You could write in the style of a Haiku, a form of traditional Japanese poetry. It is a 17-syllable verse form consisting of just three lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables (or beats). Haiku doesn't rhyme.
Prejudice is when
people speak without thinking
and fail to listen.
I think words can hurt
More than hitting or kicking -
Cutting me inside
When you have written a poem you can share it with other young people through this website.
Aim: To recognise that we all have different coloured skin, and this is one thing that makes us special.
You will need: Paper, paints, paint pots and paintbrushes.
Duration: 45 minutes
Paint a self-portrait. Mix the correct paint colours to match your skin tone and hair colour as closely as you can. Everyone will mix their own special colour because we all have slightly different coloured skin and hair.
Aim: To understand how people can be protected from Malaria.
You will need: Empty match boxes, thin wire, scraps of fabric, circular pieces of net, paper clips, string.
Duration: 40 minutes
Make a miniature bed with a mosquito net. Explain that by sleeping under nets, people can protect themselves from being bitten by mosquitoes while they are sleeping. Mosquitoes carry Malaria, which can be a deadly disease.