News | One big thank you from our Chief Commissioner!


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This week is Volunteers' Week, and TSA is celebrating each and every one of the volunteers who make Scouting possible. 

Everyday adventure 

Thanks to you, more young people are able to experience everyday adventure at Scouts. 

‘We have volunteers from all walks of life, with all kinds of jobs and with all kinds of frantic schedules to juggle while somehow finding the time to help deliver Scouting to young people. That’s just amazing and it’s great that weeks like this help us take time to celebrate what we do best,’ says UK Chief Commissioner Wayne Bulpitt. 

I volunteer because… 

We’re proud of each and every one of the volunteers who make Scouts possible, and you’re proud of each other! We asked you why you continue to give up your time to volunteer, and so many of you told us about the life-changing experiences you’ve had at Scouts. 

Lots of you spoke about giving something back, and about your hope for future generations. ‘If someone can take the time out to improve my children’s lives, then I can do the same for someone else’s children,’ said Tom Ellis. 

‘I’m proud to be part of Scouting and helping young children build confidence, knowledge and life skills – all whilst having fun!’ said Kay Trueman. 

Thank you! 

Whatever your reasons for volunteering, we want to say thank you! ‘If you are a line manager, administrator, section leader or parent who comes along to help out at meetings, I say ‘thank you’ from the bottom of my heart. Your passion changes young people’s lives and those communities in which they live and work,’ said Wayne. 

In the future 

Thanks to you, we’ve grown every year for ten years, and we have no plans to stop!

‘Going forward, your efforts will inevitably enable more young people to experience Scouting, which is an amazing thing for our local national and international communities. No one should underestimate the value of like-minded people working together and achieving great things as volunteers,’ continued Wayne. 

Why do you volunteer? Head on over to our Facebook and Twitter pages to tell us!

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