Why is Scouting needed today?

We are equipped to meet the needs of young people and society...

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…across divided communities

Scouts brings people together. We offer shared experiences and a place to meet those of different backgrounds, promoting mutual understanding and building friendships.

Greater social cohesion

…in a time of uncertainty

Scouts helps young people develop the values, self-belief and belief in others that will help them become confident, active citizens. We offer a place to belong, skills to succeed and are optimistic about the future.

Happy, resilient citizens

…when there is a lack of community engagement

Scouts gives young people opportunities to improve the lives of those around them, taking positive social action in their local and international communities.

More civic participation

…in an age of increased competition

Scouts develops skills for life; the character, practical and employability skills that young people will carry with them into adulthood, helping them to succeed.

Improved social mobility