What happens when a global pandemic limits face-to-face interaction? The Scouting community, globally, turns to Scouting at home.
Here at Scouts Australia, we have compiled a range of programs and resources to support Scouting as we work through the different phases of community and social distancing, and self-isolation.
How could you be helping other people during these interesting times? How is it that you could make a difference to other people? Is it talking with a neighbour, cooking some food for others, helping around the home, or planning something bigger, better (and maybe crazier) for when Scouting returns to our face-to-face meetings?
There are many systems and services that have ground to a halt during the current pandemic. Looking out for others is an important aspect of our community engagement and involvement. Whether it is contacting the local retirement villages or nursing homes, supporting others to complete their grocery shopping, or simply picking up the phone to have a chat, we can all make a difference in other people’s lives, whilst maintaining our social distancing.
These ideas are better suited for older youth sections, and adult leaders, exploring Community and Personal Growth Challenge Areas. These ideas could also inform a Creating a Better World Special Interest Area. Accept the challenge of helping others, making a difference, and working as Messengers of Peace to create a better world!