Scout Safeguarding & Alcohol Guidance

Dear Scout Volunteers (Friends!)

I hope you are looking forward to NORJAM 2018 a week of fun, adventure and friend making that will have a positive impact on many young people and adults alike.

I would like to draw your attention to three key Scouting aide-memoirs (click the links to view) which I am sure you have seen before but it is never a wasted time to refresh on.

‘Young People First’ code of practice aka the Yellow Card

To give positive guidance, the ‘Young People First’ sets out a code of behaviour for all adults in Scouting. The Yellow Card is currently under review and if you are very new to Scouting you may not have received your own copy yet.

‘Young People First’ code of practice for Young Leaders aka the Orange Card

Like the Yellow Card this sets out a code of behaviour for 14 – 18 year old Young Leaders in Scouting. If you have any in your contingent or team, support them to understand the actions that they should take.

Scouting and Alcohol a Checklist for Adults aka the Green Card

This card sets out our policy on alcohol for all adults involved in Scouting.

Spending a week together in close confines can be a test of relationships and emotions, we have a duty to our young people and our peers to keep a check on our own wellbeing and actions plus the behaviour, reactions and actions of others.

If at any point you have any concerns about something covered in these cards, or you see a colleague really turn it round for someone who’s been struggling, please let me or an appropriate member of my team know so we can see what support or praise can be arranged.

I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible.

Kind regards,

Matthew Burrell, County Commissioner (Norfolk), Camp Chief (Scouts)