Posts Tagged ‘A Million Hands’
Posted on October 20th, 2015 by admin
The launch of A Million Hands is a golden opportunity to show the world just what an incredible difference Scouting can make. Wayne Bulpitt, UK Chief Commissioner explains why…
Tackling the issues
With new research commissioned by The Scout Association revealing the need for more opportunities for youth social action, the A Million Hands campaign could not be launched at a more critical time.
This week, we are announcing the results of some startling new research into youth volunteering. With the help of ComRes, we spoke to one thousand 12-24 year olds in the UK. Some 82% of these believe it is important for today’s youth to tackle social issues, which is great news.
And yet only 36% believe that they have the opportunity to do so. This means the UK may be losing out on over 15.4 million hours of youth volunteering time per month. That’s an alarming statistic.
Read all of Wayne’s blog.
Posted on June 26th, 2015 by admin
Young people lead the way with like-minded charity partners in a bid to make a real, long-lasting impact across all communities…Doing what Scouts do
‘I’ve been in Scouts since I was six. When I was seven, my dad passed away, so I saw Scouts as something I could really throw myself into. It took my mind off things during that tough time; I had so many good experiences and so eventually I wanted to give something back.’
Jack Abrey, a student and Scout volunteer, is one of the inspiring and amazing young people that form the Scouts’ Community Impact Group (CIG). Jack is Chair of the CIG, which is formed of mostly young people in Scouts between the ages of 14–21.
It was formed as the driving force behind an exciting project where giving something back is key: A Million Hands.
Read the full story, and to learn how your group can be a part of “A Million Hand”, at the scouts.org.uk website.