My name is Sarah Withers. I have recently been appointed as Assistant County Commissioner (Inclusion) and my role will be to support the development and growth of fully inclusive Scouting within East Lancashire. I come from a background in Special Education and have twenty years experience of working with young people with learning difficulties and physical disabilities. I have been a Scout Leader for a similar length of time, covering all Sections and have had many roles during that time – including nine years as Leader of a joint Scout/Explorer Scout Unit based at a school where all the youth members had additional needs. Inclusive Scouting is not just about ensuring that those...Read More
Author: Sarah Withers
iScout in East Lancashire – do you?
- Creating safe spaces for young people in Scouting 23rd February 2018It’s our responsibility, as adults in Scouting, to ensure that we are creating safe spaces for young people. We will be releasing a new version of Young People First on 1 March.
- Interview with designer Christopher Raeburn 22nd February 2018Former Cub and award-winning fashion designer Christopher Raeburn talks about his childhood and how he got where he is today.
- 'Den Democracy' - Youth Shaped Scouting in action 21st February 2018A Beaver Scout Leader tells us about the benefits of a 'Den Democracy' - a brilliant Youth Shaped Scouting initiatve.