In a world filled with conflicts and uncertainties, Scouts play a vital role in shaping the future by learning how to address and navigate these challenging situations. Whether explaining war to children or preparing for humanitarian action, these five resources provide essential guidance and knowledge for Scouts to be effective and compassionate in times of conflict.
1. Talking to children about War
Young people often encounter unsettling images and news about conflicts or wars. "How to talk to Children About War" is a guide prepared by the Junák - Scouts of Czechia, which offers insights and advice on addressing war-related questions and anxieties in children. It's a valuable resource for NSOs and adults who want to support and understand young minds.
2. UAct 360º
UAct 360° is an interactive platform designed to assist NSOs globally in their humanitarian efforts, particularly for Ukraine. This resource provides templates, activity ideas, and procedures related to project management, educational approaches, partnerships, and communications. It offers activities like How are you feeling? cards to promote socialization and emotional health, training for supporting vulnerable communities, and The 8-1 Simulator board game, focusing on Safe the Harm principles.
3. Youth Compact
Youth Compact is a collaboration with WOSM that simplifies key actions for supporting youth in humanitarian action. It emphasises inclusive programs, youth engagement in all phases of humanitarian work, and strengthening young people's capabilities to be effective humanitarian actors. This resource also advocates for increased resources directed toward addressing the needs of those affected by humanitarian crises.
4. Causes of Conflict
The Causes of Conflict is a one-hour activity part of the Dialogues for Peace challenges. With Scouts older than 11, you will build a tree to consider and explain how causes of conflict can be both visible and invisible. You will reflect on your own experiences and those within your community.
5. Safe from Harm for first responders in humanitarian action
This humanitarian action e-learning resource is designed to educate Scouts about their roles in humanitarian actions and how to stay safe while assisting during crises. Completing this e-learning program empowers Scouts to recognise the pillars of security, identify prevention measures for the physical health and well-being of those involved in response efforts, and understand signs of distress and stress prevention measures, considering the diverse actors involved.