People Around Me
Aim of the Game: To examine your relationships with other people.
• To identify the people with whom you have relations.
• To determine ways to improve these relationships.
Individual and then sharing in plenary.
Worksheets, pen/chalk/board or a large sheet of paper.
• First establish the fact that no person lives in a vacuum. Talk about the proverb 'No Man is an Island'.
• Ask the Scouts what they understand about this proverb.
• Stress that everyday, people have to deal with people and these relationships are called 'interpersonal relationships'.
• Ask the Scouts why it is important to have good interpersonal relationships. Then ask them to define the parameters of these relationships.
• List these on the board or sheet of paper. In addition to what the Scouts provide, include the following basic attributes:
- Trust and Honesty,
- Loyalty and Faith,
- Confidence and Confidentiality,
- Open channels of communication
- Warmth and Love.
• Firmly establish/agree that these factors affect the quality of our relationships with other people. These can determine whether certain relationships are excellent or poor.
• Then give each Scout enough time to complete the worksheet. (Click here for example.)
• Ask the Scouts to share their results with others in small groups or in plenary.
• How did you find the activity?
• Looking at your worksheets, what did you discover?
• Which relationships can be improved and how?
• What do you think we need to do to improve our relationships with others?