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Organising a faith event

There are many reasons to have a moment of reflection in Scouting.

You may wish to mark a particular event or milestone in Scouting locally or nationally, such as St George's Day, Remembrance Day or the centenary of Scouting. Other events to consider may include religious festivals, such as Christmas, Diwali, Eid or Chanukah.

Moments of reflection may also be part of a Scouting activity, such as a camp or Section meeting, perhaps as a Scouts' Own.

Whatever your event, it is important to remember that most Scouting activities in the UK will be attended by people with a range of faiths, beliefs and attitudes; including those with no affirmed faith. When you are planning your event, always consider your audience and make it appropriate to them.

Getting young people involved

Your event should be planned in partnership with young people. Include them in all of the planning stages, let them make some important decisions and ideally they should be the main deliverers of the event.

For large events, the best way to ensure the event is appropriate for all participants is to form a planning team which includes members of the different faiths, beliefs and attitudes who will be attending.

Identifying a theme

Choose a strong and fun theme for your event that can be incorporated into your section Programme.

Examples of possible themes are:

More themes and resource can be found here

Open to all

Once you have decided on the aim of your event and your intended participants, you need to ask yourself if it is open and welcoming to everyone. It is very important that you make everyone feel comfortable at your event.


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