Young film-makers launch new Scouting movie to thank supporters
On Monday, Scouting Ambassador and top satirist, Ian Hislop launched a new film made by four Scouts this summer that showcases what Scouting looks like in their local community.
‘Scouting: This is our Story’ premiered at an annual reception in London to say thank you to Scouting’s supporters and funders, whose generous donations and continued support helps thousands of children and young people to take part in everyday adventure.
On hand to offer their own Scouting stories was a team of 14 young people who will be travelling to the World Scout Jamboree next year in Sweden as part of the UK Contingent.
As the credits rolled, Hislop’s reaction said it all. ‘Well, that was irritatingly good, wasn’t it? It’s better than anything I’ve ever produced.’
Jay, 15, was one of the young film-makers and enjoyed the experience. He said, ‘I knew the project would look good on my CV but I also wanted to learn more about how a film is made. It was challenging at times. For example it was starting to get dark when it came to Unit nights and filming wasn’t that that easy. The most enjoyable bit for me was how the Unit came together to help me film everything that I needed.’
Without you we couldn’t...
During the evening guests were invited to think about how they could further support Scouting across four areas:
- Development programmes to grow Scouting locally
- Educational programmes to develop the skills of young people
- Development of adventurous activities such as caving, abseiling and archery
- Capital projects designed to give more young people access to everyday adventure.
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