Helping Scouts help others

Research into youth volunteering carried out for the Scout Association, and involving a thousand 12 to 24 year olds, found that over four fifths believe it is important for today’s youth to tackle social issues, but only about a third thought that they have the opportunity to do so. The Association has now launched ‘A Million Hands’, a campaign to encourage Scouts to provide more volunteering services to other charities.

The campaign aims to enlist Scouts to work with some of the UK’s biggest charities, including Mind, Alzheimer’s Society, WaterAid, Guide Dogs, Leonard Cheshire Disability, and the Canal and River Trust, over the next three years. The charities were chosen by young Scouts themselves.

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