Think you knowScouting?Let’s take a closer look...
What is Scouting?Scouting offers fun, challenge and everydayadventure to 400,000 young people and100,000 adults across the UK.
Over 200 activities . . .We offer everything from abseiling andarchery to drama, street sports and waterzorbing.Scouting helps 6-25 year olds grow inconfidence and achieve their full potential.
Across five age ranges. . .Beaver Scouts (6-8 years)Cub Scouts (8-10½)Scouts (10½-14 years)Explorer Scouts (14-18 years)Scout Network (18-25 years)Plus . . .Scout Active Support: flexible volunteeringfor adults
We have a positive impact on . . .Young people – providing opportunities togrow in confidence and develop life skills.Adult volunteers – providing the opportunityto develop skills and training,Society – providing practical benefits to ourcommunities.
Scouting is . . .• For boys and girls• Active – over 200 activities, from archery tozorbing• Community based - in villages, towns andcities across the UK• Inclusive - all kinds of cultures, faiths andbackgrounds• Global - 31 million Scouts in over 200countries across the world
Did you know?• Scouting in the UK has been growing for thelast six years• More young people do adventurousactivities as Scouts than with any otherorganisation• Each year Scouts spend over two millionnights away from home doing adventurousactivities.
Did you know?• You are rarely more than 10 miles from aScout Meeting Place• 11 of the 12 people to walk on the moonwere once Scouts.• John Lennon and Paul McCartney wereboth Scouts (inspiring a better quality ofcampfire song)
Why volunteer?•Try new things and gain qualifications,such as First Aid• Use your current skills and gain new ones• You can give as much or as little time asyou would like• Be an active member of your community• Meet new people• Build confidence and have fun!
A variety of roles• Opportunities to support young people• Opportunities in behind the scenes roles– from decorating a meeting place to drivingthe minibus• Opportunities to help lead our Groups,Districts, Counties and Regions as volunteermanagers
Don’t believe us?Here’s what others say…41% of organisations say that Scoutingwould be a positive influence on a jobapplicant’s appointment.91% of Scouts said it helped them gain ‘keyskills’ such as leadership, team working andsocial skillsThe training and development opportunitiestaken up by Scouts were critically importantto employersThe Impact Assessment of The Scout Association, PACEC, Feb 2011
Many people doing a little bit.‘We’ve got a brilliant, talented nation andI want some of that talent to be used tosupport young people. Life is an adventurelive it!’Bear Grylls, Chief Scout