“People are quite jealous when you tell them what you do. When you tell them you have been abroad, gone abseiling or windsurfing they are surprised. I’ve got things out of it and I’m a better person for it.”
In 2011, The Scout Association commissioned an independent report to measure our impact on young people. This assessment found that Scouting can help young people to make a real and long-lasting commitment to their communities and develop a wide range of valuable skills through adventurous activities.
‘Young people who have participated in a youth or sport club such as Scouting are less likely to drink or smoke, more likely to participate in physicalactivity, more likely to have a good relationship with other adults in their community, more likely to have parents who trust them and more likely to be engaged in their schooling’
NfP Synergy Report: Typical Young People
‘UK Scouting is unparalleled in terms of its scale, geographical locations, range of participants and activities. It has a gained a reputation as a modern, co-educational and development charity/organisation for young people helping them to be physically and mentally healthy.’
PACEC: The Scout Association Impact Assessment
Read more about the report here: www.scouts.org.uk/impactstudy
Scouting offers a physical and educational programme of over 200 activities from archery to cycling, swimming to zorbing.