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Daniel Morcombe Foundation teams up with Scouts Queensland to deliver a Keeping Kids Safe Program and Badge

Posted on 22 November 2018
Daniel Morcombe Foundation teams up with Scouts Queensland to deliver a Keeping Kids Safe Program and Badge
The Daniel Morcombe Foundation has produced the Keeping Kids Safe Program for Scouts to support young people to develop personal safety skills and have the ability to Recognise, React and Report when they feel unsafe.  Developing an understanding of respectful relationships is also a key learning area within the program.  This aligns nicely with the Scouts Queensland Child Safe Scouting Policy.

The Mount Cotton Scout Group are the first to have completed the program and will be presented with their Keeping Kids Safe badges tonight.

Denise Morcombe said "Providing children with the opportunity to develop safety skills is one of the most precious gifts we can give to them and to ourselves."

Cub Scout Leader David Bates said "I'm so proud of my Cub Scouts who have really engaged with the program beyond my highest hopes.  They have walked out of here 10 feet taller."

Media are invited to attend the presentation ceremony at Karingal Scout Camp 36 Karingal Rd, Mount Cotton at 7.30pm on Thursday 22nd November. Bruce and Denise Morcombe and Deputy Chief Commissioner Geoff Doo will be attending. 

CEO of the Daniel Morcombe Foundation Holly Brennan said "I have loved working with this group.  The dedication to teaching children the skills to be safe has been an inspiration to me as a child protection educator.  The program is taught by Scout Leaders and takes around 5 weeks."

  • The Keeping Kids Safe Program reinforces the Scouts Australia values of:
  • The importance of individuals developing a sense of personal identity and self-worth which leads to responsibility for oneself and one's actions
  • The belief that young people are able and willing to take responsibility and contribute to society
  • The rights and responsibility of individuals to regulate their own health
  • The importance of not exposing young people to harm or exploitation
  • The importance of respect for and equity in dealings with all people, irrespective of culture, gender, religion or impairment
  • The importance of mutual support and help between members of a community to maximise the quality of life for all
  • The importance of harnessing technological innovation to benefit human society

The program is based on five sessions of approximately 20-30 minute duration. The final lesson (5) will include revision and the badge presentation.

ENDS

For more information contact:
Tracey McAsey
Phone 07 5442 3678
Email tracey@danielmorcombe.com.au

 

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