Blackpool Explorer Scouts. Module D – Kids Behaving Badly

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  • Blackpool Explorer Scouts

  • Module D Kids Behaving Badly

  • Module D ObjectivesState several different types of challenging behaviours.

    State the causes and triggers, which lead to unacceptable behaviours in a section.

    State several methods that can be used to manage situations involving challenging behaviour.

    Explain how Young Leaders can assist with maintaining discipline in a section.

    Explain where further assistance can be obtained, and when to involve adults.

  • What is disruptive or unacceptable behaviour?Challenging behavior in young people can generally be definfied as behavior that is viewed as being disruptive. There can be a number of reasons for the young person behaving in such a way.Examples:Over activeLack of commitmentAttention seekingAggressionBullyingOpting Out WithdrawingStealingPoor time keepingCheating in gamesLyingVandalismBad manners

  • Game!

    Using the case studies, identify the kind of challenging behaviour being described and what the underlying problem might be.

  • Codes of conduct South Shores ESUs Uniform is to be worn as specified on the current programme Minimal use of mobile phones during explorer meetings and events. Phones must be switched to silent mode during these times. Calls may be taken outside main room if important. One weeks notice must be given to attend the following programme event. All Explorer Scouts should respect the views and feelings of others, and should listen when others are talking. Discussion about arising issues will be encouraged. The Explorer Scouts leader will then make the final decision based on the ideas put forward or based upon a majority vote of those present. No unnecessary swearing during activities/Explorer events. All equipment used (including minibuses) must be treated with care and maintained to a reasonable standard. Equipment lost or damaged must be replaced. Punctuality to all activities is essential. Leaders must be notified if unable to attend or if lateness is unavoidable. Subs of 6 will be collected on the first Monday of each calendar month by cheque, cash or standing order. Deposits paid towards activities are non-returnable. This constitution will be updated as/when required by the elected unit forum.

  • How do you do it?

    How would you enforce good behaviour in your section and where can you get help?

  • What causes this type of behaviour Example one

  • Example TwoChallenging/Disruptive BehaviourPossible CausesAggression Medical conditions Reactions, allergy, ADHD Poor examples by peers or adults Inappropriate activates involving physical contact Temporary upset at home i.e illness Bereavement Pressure to succeed Different standards at home Hitting swearing are accepted as the norm

  • Example Two continuedChallenging/Disruptive BehaviourPossible Causes Problems brought from home Lack of attention, no correction for bad behaviour Inadequate supervision of the programme Verbal / Physical bullying At school or in Scouting Poor Self EsteemAggression

  • So what can be done?Remember yellow card policyBe consistentAvoid confrontationBe self confidentKeep a sense of humourRemain calm at all timesMaintain standards by exampleListen/CommunicateSay exactly what you meanUse cooling off schemesUse Do and not DontEncourage responsible behaviourKnow the facts in a situation

  • When it hits the fan

  • When it goes REALLY wrong What POR saysRule 15.12: Dismissal of Explorer ScoutsNo Explorer Scout may be dismissed from an Explorer Scout Unit without the approval of the District Explorer Scout Commissioner.Chapter 15: Disagreements, Suspensions and DismissalRule 15.16: Appeals against Dismissal of Youth Members (Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts and Explorer Scouts) Any Beaver Scout, Cub Scout, Scout or Explorer Scout who is dismissed has the right of appeal (with the aid of parents or guardians if so desired) to the District Commissioner. If so requested by the person dismissed, the District Commissioner may appoint a committee to hear the appeal. Reasonable opportunity must be given for the dismissed person to attend the meeting of such a committee to state a case against dismissal. If the dismissal is from a Sponsored Scout Group or Explorer Scout Unit , the Sponsoring Authority, who must have been consulted prior to dismissal has the right to attend and be heard by the committee.REMEMBER - THIS IS A LAST RESORT

  • Module D Objectives Have we achieved them?State several different types of challenging behaviours.

    State the causes and triggers, which lead to unacceptable behaviours in a section.

    State several methods that can be used to manage situations involving challenging behaviour.

    Explain how Young Leaders can assist with maintaining discipline in a section.

    Explain where further assistance can be obtained, and when to involve adults.

  • Thats it Your DoneSay you were bored if you dare!!!