Outline for a session to introduce Slow Ways to Explorer Scouts & Leaders

Use this format or adapt it for your audience. Make it local, relevant. Connect to your own activities and contexts. Familiarity is needed with Slow Ways, the website, and its tools, resources and ways to contribute. Tailor a session using local routes, prepared Waylists and examples of journeys and reviews. 


1. Introduction

Set the scene setting, outline session aims & format (see Get Involved – Award schemes for background).

2. Slow Ways background & overview

3. Interactive Q&A

3.1 Show your local place and surrounding places e.g. Hemel Hempstead

Which nearby places do you go to? Why?

How do you get to them? 

Would you consider walking? (Yes/No/Maybe – explore reasons why/why not)

3.2 Show Slow Ways routes (in green, use Layers Menu, top right)

What reasons might there be for walking between these places? What benefits might there be? 
(For a list of benefits to cross-reference with responses, see ‘Guidance for Town, Community & Parish Councils, Local Authorities, Protected Areas’ template, part of Get Involved: Councils & local governance).
Focus on specific routes – and prompt discussion - by clicking on them.

3.3 What links are there with your own Scouting activities? 

4. Slow Ways website, Reviews and Surveys

Create and share your own examples (with scope for inputs from Explorer Scouts and/or leader).

Explore the website as a tool for making the most of Slow Ways:

To help with this:

5. Get your Scouts group involved 

Here’s a range of options:

Enjoy exploring Slow Ways in your Scouting!