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Cambridgeshire Scouts celebrate

Credit: Photo by Cambs Scouting -1st Godmanchester group

Brighter days are ahead, in every sense, and already thousands of boys and girls across Cambridgeshire are getting back outdoors to enjoy scouting adventures provided by the adults volunteers. 

There is no doubt how much the young people and adults had missed key scouting activities, as some of the baking in the most recent lockdown show!

Scouts believe in preparing young people with skills for life – encouraging young people to do more, learn more and be more.

Each week, over 5,500 young people have the opportunity to enjoy fun and adventure while developing the skills they need to succeed, now and in the future. That’s teamwork, leadership and resilience – skills that have helped Scouts become everything from teachers and social workers to astronauts and Olympians.

The activities and adventures are all designed to create stronger communities and inspire positive futures, for members of all ages, with friendships and memories that will last a lifetime.

St George’s Day, on the 23rd April, provides all Cambridgeshire Scouts with the opportunity to reflect on the amazing year of scouting they have enjoyed despite the pandemic – and the chance to renew their scouting Promise. This year events are not able to take place outside en masse, but that simply means that everything will take place in the virtual world instead.

Chris Ward, County Commissioner, said “ There is clear evidence that scouting helps with mental health and well-being during these challenging times, for adults and young people alike.” 

As restrictions gradually continue to ease easing this is a great time to join scouting, as either a young person or as an adult volunteer (as well as working with young people roles are available to help with everything from websites to recruitment and fundraising to delivering First Aid training). There is also an exciting opportunity for businesses (or individuals) to support a countywide project for young people in scouting, by sponsoring a series of challenges. More information and contact details at www.cambridgeshirescouts.org.uk