The change from February to March marks Fairtrade Fortnight where young people across the world learn about how they can tackle a global issue and help reduce poverty.
It links directly to the Beaver Scouts Global Issues badge [link to HQ badge requirements] and is a key part of the global programme that we all look at.
Fairtrade is all about farmers getting a fair price for their products so they can re-invest and improve their lives.
It’s one of the big ways people can reduce world hunger and poverty – one of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals agreed in 2015.
You can find it on food, drink, clothing and home products so do look out for the logo in the shops.
There are loads of ways you can explore this with your Scouts, either in its own activity or as part of something bigger.
Activities that can be done at home include:
Other activities include:
There are more resources at the Fairtrade Foundation’s website for Schools and Youth groups: https://schools.fairtrade.org.uk/