Information for Young People

Thank you for signing up to attend a Scouts Speak Up (SSU) course. This one-day course will help you to talk about your Scouting experiences more confidently and positively, and give you an introduction to speaking to the media.

What will I be doing?

This is an active course and will involve you developing and telling your stories about Scouting. You will get out as much as you put in, so please come along ready to have a go and learn by doing – just like you would at any Scouting activity.

When is my course?

The course is on Saturday 10th November at Fordell Firs National Activity Centre, Hillend, Dunfermline, KY11 7HQ. You should arrive from 9.15am and no later than 9.45am, and you will be finished by 4.15pm. One of your Unit Leaders might be bringing you to the course and they should provide you with more information about getting to and from the event.

What about food?

Lunch will be provided, along with drinks and snacks throughout the day.

What should I wear?

The course will mainly be indoors but you may be walking between different locations on site and doing some activities outside, so please ensure you have suitable clothing and footwear for outdoors. Scout uniform is not required, but please come in your Group/Unit necker.

What do I need to do now?

Please ensure that you have completed phase 3 of your registration in EventsAir with your parent/guardian by Tuesday 6th November. The Personal Emergency Contact you enter during this process should be available on 10th November.

How can I prepare for the course?

You’ll be learning a lot about communication on the course, and to start you off on this one of our volunteer staff Joe has created two short training videos to introduce you to some background and techniques for communication. Please take the time to watch these before you come to the course, it should take no more than 10 minutes.

Video 1: How we Communicate

Video 2: Acknowledge, Bridge, Control (ABC)