Youth participation training resources
Give leaders the resources they need to get girls fully involved in decision-making
Help leaders to get their girls fully involved in decision-making
The aim of training leaders on youth participation is to get them to understand how they can involve young members in shaping their own guiding experience. It's important to encourage participants to share examples of how they already embrace youth participation.
Help participants to understand that youth participation means total involvement - not just letting them choose an activity or game. Volunteers need to encourage girls, from Rainbows to Rangers, to take an active role and express their views.
Delivering training on youth participation
The following downloads will help you prepare your training on youth participation:
- Youth participation trainers' pack - this pack includes key messages, suggested activities and a timetable for your session.
- Youth participation trainers' powerpoint - this presentation has pictures and text to help you engage participants.
- Decision-making activities for trainers - help leaders get girls involved in governance with these activities.
- Who is a young person? exercise - this handout tests leaders' knowledge of different guiding age groups.
Participation on a plate
Our Participation on a plate resource is designed for leaders, and contains lots of ideas to help them involve young members in decision-making.
Girls learning to lead
Girls learning to lead: Training pack for trainers and peer educators - Run a session for leaders and their sixers or patrol leaders, to encourage girl-led guiding and explore ways to develop girls' leadership skills. This pack should ideally be delivered together with our peer educators.