Be Prepared: Fostering Resilience in Scouts Coping with Loss

The SCOUTStrong Healthy Living Initiative brings attention to the emotional fitness of Scouts. Dr. W. Walter Menninger, M.D, (BSA National Advisory Board; Silver Buffalo) says, “Of all the injuries from the dozens of campouts that I have attended, the hardest to ‘mend’ were the emotional issues.” Supporting Scouts during and after any type of loss is an essential skill for all Scout leaders.

Scouts are affected by many different types of loss: death, illness, divorce, ending relationships, sports injuries, etc. By attending one of these three training opportunities offered by Imagine, Center for Coping with Loss you will learn:

  • Definitions of loss, grief, mourning and resilience
  • How children and adults grieve differently
  • How grief affects behavior
  • Ways to support a grieving Scout
  • How to foster resilience in your Scouts

Choose one of the following dates and location:

  • Sat. 3/9/19 from 9 – 10:30am at 1 Saddle Rd, Cedar Knolls, NJ
  • Tues. 3/19/19 from 7 – 8:30pm at the Knights of Columbus 2400 North Ave, Westfield
  • Wed. 4/9/19 from 7 – 8:30pm at Redeemer Lutheran Church 203 Eyeland Ave, Succasunna

**This is free to attend. Please pre-register to Mark Spaldo at mark.spaldo@scouting.org.

An email with the location and # of participants is all that is required.

Click here for the flyer.