Author: Sarah Withers

Scouting For All

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...

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