100 scouts 50 Patrol leaders and 50 Unit leaders Trained in the Gambia
To restructure the current administrative structures and management process within the units including holding regular and appropriate unit and patrol leaders council meetings to involve all levels of the unit structures in decision making.
the Gambia scout association through the Messengers of peace initiative trained 100 leaders (50 patrol leaders and 50 Unit leaders) focussing on addressing and bridging the gap between the realiities of running a scout unit (especially in the rural Gambia) and the accepted standard in terms of best practices.
the greatest strenght of the training was runing the training in parrallel since it was beneficial to both groups. this facilitated the availability of hans-on-task practice task where we exposed trainees to real scouts and scouting through role play, similation excercises and practical experiences. they used these target group topractice in real-time how to conduct unit meetings, PLC meetings, programme planning etc.
Additionally, the use of experts in a joint forum for both patrol leaders and unit leaders trainees in the field of First Aid, Drug Ause (National Drug Law Enforcement AGency) and Sexual & Reproductive Health (Family Planning Association), Child Abuse ( Child Protection Alliance), illigal Migration (Immigration Department) and Community Policing (Gambia Police force) provided first hand positive experiences for the trainnees.
- Improved understanding of strategic management the GSA through better implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
- A better understanding of the need to improve financial management and adherence to acceptable financial procedure at the different levels of the unit and groups.
- Improved knowledge on resource mobilization for all levels.
- Better understanding of the running of a more democratic and transparent Units, groups and scouting districts evidenced by adherence to the constitution.
- Improved management of the movement at grassroot levels evidenced by the existence of well-functioning Unit Leaders.
- Improved capacity of the unit leadership to mobilise resources and support activities at unit level.
- More Scout groups led by trained leaders who are able to guide Scouts in selected community involvement projects such as HIV/AIDS, community development or Messengers of Peace education programs etc.
- Increase understanding of Scouting and the Scout Method.