Volunteers make Community Week a reality


Scout Community Week (14-20 May) has prompted thousands of volunteers to do their bit for local communities while raising awareness for local Scouting.

Doing what they do best

Scout Community Week gives Scouts the chance to reaffirm their commitment to helping local areas and raising community spirits by doing what they do best: volunteering.

Louise Crascall, one of the many Scout Community Week volunteers and Scout Leader from Greater Manchester, said, 'Volunteering has been a brilliant experience for me. It's given me lots of new and transferable skills, and I think Scout Community week will bring huge benefits to the Scouts too.'

Bear Grylls, UK Chief Scout, commented, 'Volunteering is at the very heart of Scouting and it's great to see so many young people volunteering to support others and provide help where it is needed.'

Get involved

While even more volunteers are set to carry on with the good deeds throughout the rest of the week, we still need more volunteers in Scouting. For those new to the world of Scouting, you can give as much or as little time as you’d like, and Scout Community Week is a great way to really make a difference to the place you live.

Find out more about joining the adventure and being a Scout volunteer. Or, if you are part of a Group taking part in Scout Community Week, get advice on how to recruit.

Support Scout Community Week

Find out what’s happening where you are during Scout Community Week with our interactive map. You can also follow the Scout Community Week campaign on Twitter and Facebook.

To show your support for Scout Community week and to help make a difference, you can make an online donation.

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