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64th Birmingham Scout Group has been given the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest volunteering award in the country.

Community impact

The Group transformed a derelict building in their local area into a thriving facility, which is now providing fantastic services to their local community. Not only does the Group provide fantastic levels of Scout activities, they also have a history of working tirelessly in their community fundraising efforts, raising an incredible £140,000 since 2006.

Working with over 140 girls and boys aged 6 to 25 from some of the most deprived wards of the city, the Group has created a fantastic hub in Handsworth Wood. The centre they have created offers inclusive and wide-ranging activities for the whole community; including an Additional Needs Scout Group, senior citizen sports and social clubs, employment support services, musical groups and local Councilor surgeries.

The importance of Scouting

The 64th Birmingham Scout Group has proven the importance of Scouting and the difference it can make in a modern, urban environment and we couldn’t be prouder of what they have achieved.

Tell us about your own projects and let us know how you are making a difference to people’s lives: email scouting.magazine@scouts.org.uk.

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