Blog | Scouts making a difference this winter


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We asked you how your young people in their community this winter and we were so impressed by the responses, we thought we’d share a few of them!

Since Baden Powell started the Scout Movement back in 1907, community impact has been at the heart of Scouting. From doing a good turn every day, to the current A Million Hands project, helping others is what Scouting is all about. 

These impressive Scouts are making a difference in their local communities this winter:

‘We have filled rucksacks with sleeping bags, warm clothes, tinned food and hygiene equipment for the 'cool to be kind' homeless project in Chelmsford. We are also helping the local Round Table on Santa's sleigh collecting money for those most in need in our community.’ - Lisa Portman

‘Collecting food, visiting (care of the elderly ward) patients in hospital (delivering handmade cards, chatting and singing), working with dementia nurse champions to raise funds and awareness and running a Christmas Family Fun Day to support our local church.’ - Andrew Craig

‘We collected food, clothes, sleeping bags for the homeless, sent cards to the elderly in local care homes and we are volunteering in a soup kitchen.’ - Debbie Louise

‘1st Westgate-On-Sea Beavers are making Christmas Biscuits and then visiting a local care home and singing carols to the residents and then enjoying a chat and a cup of tea (or squash). And don't forget the Christmas baked biscuits.’ - Gavin Wallis

‘Some of the young people are volunteering at the homeless shelter, securing hot meals, a warm bed, and room for talking about life. Lots of love and laughter.’- Jon Rasmussen

‘Our Sixers, Seconders, Patrol Leaders and Assistant Patrol Leaders cooked meals for our local winter night shelter, each providing a hot meal for around 14 local homeless people.’ - Sarah Thomas

Well done, Scouts! You make us proud!

Don't forget to tell us about your community impact action.

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