"Have adhd – the Scouts can not guarantee his safety."
" We have no avbytarbänk – we have place for everyone in the team”, so reads the Scout slogan. "
"Nevertheless, there is no place for Mio Crona, 17, who has adhd, on the big världsscoutjamboreen as a scout just may be a once in a lifetime. "
"– the Scout calls they should tell you how to feel, now it feels like I'm being punished for I have done it, " says Mio. "
"It started with that he was dittvingad of their parents – but now the Scouts is a big and important part of the Mio Cronas life. He is elected as the representative of the local board of directors and leads their own groups of small scouts. "
"– It was the whole concept that I liked, that you are out doing stuff hands on. And that all are welcome, the idea is that everyone should get to be with, " says Mio, Crona."
"Talking openly about that he felt bad."
"At the weekend, he has as many other weekends have been out on the outing – while spinning the thoughts in your head. In January he was diagnosed with adhd – and it fell into place why he had been depressed. Mio talks openly about how he felt bad, even when it is about that he had suicidal thoughts. Now he takes the medicine, go with the psychologist and feel a lot better. "
"a few weeks ago the news came from the Scouts that was devastating for Mio. The organization does not think that he is doing well enough and that they therefore can not guarantee his safety on the världsscoutjamboreen as the Mio planned for and collected the money for several years. "
"the Decision was announced during a meeting with the secretary-general of the Scouts, Petra Lindskog. "
" – It feels stressful. At first I was very surprised over the news, I am really not sure why. I have not received any real response to it, there are lots of questions circulating around, " says Mio. "
"Mio's parents have tried to discuss a solution with the organization, it will need more knowledge, more resources or that their parents follow? "
"”Been a closed door”"
"a clear answer, they have not scored," explains Mio's dad. The parents have offered to accompany on the entire journey. And the psychologist has certified that the Mio is feeling good enough for a lägervistelse. "
" It has been a closed door – they have not been open to dialogue with us, and Miosis psychologist. It is surprising and disheartening, " says Mats Crona."
" I feel scouts as an organization in which everyone gets to be with but when it comes to the crunch so they choose an easy way out. There had been an overwhelming risk that Mio felt bad so had neither we or his psychologist wanted him to go."
"the Scouts have projects for young people with adhd and autism to be included and get a meaningful leisure time, for example, the ”Right to the outdoors” which is funded by the Swedish postcode lottery. An important motto for the organization is just right to inclusion here, there should not be A and B-teams. "
"”the Decision is fixed”"
"According to the Scouts, though, it is not about young people with the diagnosis may not comply with. "
"– We have both the training and the action plans to include people with different ways to operate, and it is the leader and participants with diagnoses such as follow the camp. Here we have after careful consideration come to the conclusion that we can't guarantee his security and safety, " says Peter Gustafsson, who sits on the steering committee for the Swedish contingent for världsscoutsjamboreen. "
" I can't explain in detail the individual case. We understand that he is disappointed to not get to participate. We have done a very thorough assessment, and sadly come to the conclusion that we can't be responsible for his mental health and not to ensure his security during a several weeks long stay in the united states. It is about the thoughtfulness of him and a decision that is solid, " he continues. "
"”Feels like I'm being punished”"
"That a careful evaluation is made, not Mio. They have not talked with him before the decision and has declined to to plan the trip together with the parents and Miosis psychologist."
"the Mio is the news tough. When all the friends go away to West Virginia USA in the summer is he still in Täby."
"– The basic reason I felt bad is my adhd. In the Scouts asks for you to tell me how you feel. Now it feels like I'm being punished for I have done it, " says Mio. "