Beatbullying teams up with Scouting to battle bullying

Following on from our post about Safeguarding in Scouting this morning, let us tell you about some training that is available for young people to combat bullying.

BeatBullying is an international bullying prevention charity working and campaigning to make bullying unacceptable.

They train young people aged 5–25 in schools, colleges, and communities to become BB Mentors, giving them the knowledge and tools they need to tackle and prevent bullying.

Become a Jubilee Mentor

The Queen’s Silver Jubilee Trust is supporting BeatBullying to train 2,500 Jubilee Mentors over the course of 2013, and BeatBullying would love some Explorer Scouts to get involved.

This is a fantastic, flexible volunteering role, which will give Explorer Scouts a broad range of practical skills and enable them to make a real difference to the lives of other young people and their communities (as well as being part of Her Majesty’s legacy).

Through a one-day training course, Explorers will learn

  • how to spot and tackle bullying and cyber-bullying
  • positive online behaviour and safety
  • how to mentor and support other young people.

Up to fifty Explorer Scouts can be trained at any one time. All you’ll need to organise is a venue for the training and BeatBullying will do the rest.

If you are interested in organising a training get in touch with BeatBullying on


Irish, formerly known as Michael, a student with The Open University, living in Dublin with his husband Andrew and their three cats. Also interested in first aid, heraldry, Scouting, and occasionally to be found at the organ or in a bell tower.

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