"Children have the right to a name from
Leaders play an
important role in young people's growth and development. In all countries
children are a precious resource and it is very important that governments
and individuals work to make sure that children's well-being, growth
and development are a priority."
over the world have only one opportunity to grow and develop their
full potential. As Beaver Scout Leaders you play an important role
in helping your Beaver Scouts grow and develop.
community has adopted The Convention on the Rights of the Child which
sets out a minimum standard for children. The United Kingdom ratified
this Convention in December 1991.
Some of the rights
are outlined below with activities to help your Beaver Scouts understand
Ask the Beaver
Scouts to find out what their name means and who, if anyone, they
were called after. They could draw a picture to show the meaning of
their names. If your Beaver Scouts could be called another name which
one would they choose? Perhaps you could run an evening when they
all use their preferred name - of course you can change your name
too. Everyone should wear a badge and answer only to their new name
think of the chaos and confusion this causes but also note how important
our names are.