Scouting for Children in Especially Difficult Circumstances (CEDC)
In Leyte province in southern Philippines, a new troop of street children joined the Ticket to Life, making it the 35th troop to be registered under the project, now having 1,200 members in eight countries across the Asia Pacific Region.
Marikina City Council in the Philippines launched a campaign to support children who have been in conflict with the law and are currently under the social welfare department. The project, using the same title as the APR flagship project – Ticket to Life, will provide Scouting programme to these children as a means of giving them hope and confidence for a better life. With an initial enrollment of 30 children, Marikina City Chief of Police Romeo S. Magsalos has volunteered to head the project.
Extending Scouting to working children, children living and working on the streets and children from ethnic minority communities has been successfully achieved by some NSOs. The Guidelines on Scouting for Children in Especially Difficult Circumstances (CEDC), enriched from these experiences in NSOs, provides practical advice and support on recruiting young people, developing resilience in these young people and the special focus needed on child protection.
16 Page downloadable document (573 kB)
World Scout Bureau, June 2008