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Not a necessary evil

Young people and adults are not the only part of Scouting to be recognised for good work, knowledge and expertise; Unity (Scout Insurance Services) was recently featured in an insurance guide for individuals and organisations.

Commissioned by the British Insurance Brokers Association (BIBA), Unity was recognised for its experience and knowledge of insuring youth organisations like Scouting and was asked to advise on insurance issues for the wider voluntary, community and social enterprise sector.

Insurance, and the cost of it, is often one of those things considered a necessary evil; an expense you would rather not have – until something goes wrong and you want to make a claim. Thankfully, Unity has over 80 years’ experience of insuring local Scouting (as well as Districts and members of course) and has a great reputation with underwriters as well as an unbelievable knowledge of Scouting’s needs.

Find out more about how Unity can support you and your Scouting.

If at first...

As has become something of a tradition, the last weekend in May was very wet for many, but thankfully the weather did not dampen the spirits of camps and outdoor activities across the UK; certainly not those of Greater Manchester East members who we joined at Linnet Clough for their 4 Zero camp, celebrating the 40th anniversary of their Scout County.

I also finally managed to make it to Manchester, having been thwarted by fog on a recent attempt. I was delighted to meet the leaders behind the successful growth across the city and especially within the communities targeted as part of the Youth United project.

Helping others – our community impact

More about Scout Community Week next week, but I was delighted to hear about an international Scouting-inspired project called Bookbridge, which improves children’s access to education in developing countries. It does this by establishing learning centres, training teachers and providing books collected by UK Scouts.

To see how you can help, email Alan Hand at ukscouts@bookbridge.org

29/05/14

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