We need your help and support to keep offering safe adventures by:
Getting involved in your child’s Group. Come along and see what we do, we believe parents should be able to observe our activities, ask questions and volunteer with us!
The Canadian Centre for Child Protection’s Commit2kids programme says that parents should take three steps when choosing activities for their children, we agree.
Talk to your child about how they keep themselves safe, you can use some of the tips from comit2kids or our stay safe leaflets. Encourage your child to identify 5 trusted adults that they can turn to if they are worried or have any concerns. Ideally you want to include a range of people such as family members, friends and perhaps a teacher, Scouter or coach.
Ask your child what they do at Scouts and how our program “The Canadian Path” works. Since it is youth led your child will be involved in planning their adventures. You can find out more about the Canadian Path.
Engage your child in how your family keeps safe, teach them how to identify risk and what do if they are worried. Have a plan for what to do in an emergency or natural disaster.
Learn how your child uses technology and the internet, do you know what social media they use and how they get online? You can find out more at cybertip.ca