Race Together

We say “regardless of race, language, or religion”. But are we all truly treated “regardless of” race? Scouting is a global movement that aims to build a diverse and inclusive environment for all, so how can we as Scouts work together to bring this conversation forward? Learn more about racial identity and prejudices in this challenge.

You will need

  • Microsoft Powerpoint / Google Slides
Release-Race-Together
4.72 MB | pptx

Preparation

Instruction

In Singapore, we affirm in our national pledge “regardless of race, language, or religion”. However, how does the aspect of race play a part in our daily life? Are we all truly treated “regardless of” race? Scouting is a global movement that aims to build a diverse and inclusive environment for all, so how can we as Scouts work together to bring this conversation forward? What can we as Scouts do to reduce race-related prejudices?

 

This activity is designed and developed in consultation with a diverse group of people from different backgrounds, faiths, and affiliations.

We endeavour to present this activity in a neutral and balanced manner.

 

Race Together

Download and complete the “Race Together” worksheet available under “attachments”.

Alternatively, you may access the Google Slides version here (this will create a new copy of the document on your personal drive)

 

Are we truly a nation “Regardless of Race”?

Watch the following video from CNA about racial relations and prejudices in Singapore. Pick a point in the video that was most salient to you and reflect on why it was salient.

 

Reflection

1) How does race play a part in shaping an individual’s experience?2) What effects do race-related prejudices have on all of us?3) What can you as a Scout do about race-related prejudices?

Details

Competencies

  • Social Development
    Social ResponsibilitySees himself as a citizen of the world, and engages in social causes and contributes to the community, country or society due to a sense of responsibility to and solidarity with fellow citizens or fellow humans.
  • Social Development
    Relationships and CommunicationIs keen to explore other ways of life and consider sociocultural and religious diversity enriching rather than threatening.

Activity Counts Towards

1a. Investigate the origins and meanings behind the National Symbols of your own country.

1b. Participate and understand the significance of Scout Ceremonies, including Scout Basic Drills