Thursday, February 16, 2012

Video 2/2 Chief Scout Bear Grylls Gold Award presentations to West Lancashire Scouts

Video 2 of 2 Chief Scout Gold Award presentation to West Lancashire Scouts 

West Lancashire College in Skelmersdale on Thursday February 9th 2012. The video contains a congratulatory speech made by the County President Mrs Gail Stanley, MBE, DL, JP.

Click here to view the first video of the Chief Scout Gold Award presentations

Scouting information
  • Megan, 14, Preston said, “I’m in Scouting because I love camping, climbing and adventure. It’s through Scouts that I have had the opportunity to take part in these activities and learn new skills.”
  • Mathew, 15, Chorley said, “I love taking advantage of the international opportunities Scouting offers. Scouting also allows me to volunteer with younger sections this is great because I enjoy teaching new skills’
  • Andrew, 14, Fylde said, “I enjoy camping and making new friends, that’s with I’m a Scout”
  • Kevin Lee, Parent said “Scouting is perfect for my child in a society of computer and health issues.
West Lancashire Scouts
  • Scouting gives my child the freedom to explore the outdoors and develop into a young adult. This is only possible because the adult volunteers.”
  • Scouting is the largest co-educational youth movement in the UK with a total of 480,896 members
  • Worldwide, there are well over 28 million members in over 216 Countries. Two thirds of the membership lives in developing Countries.
  • The Aim of the Scouts Association is “To promote the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities.
  • Scouting in West Lancashire has a membership of over 10,000 members in the following 8 Districts: Chorley, Blackpool, Preston, Ormskirk, South Ribble, Fylde, Wyre and Lonsdale.
  • In May of 2009, TV adventurer Bear Grylls became the UK’s tenth Chief Scout
  • Think you know Scouting… Think Again
  • The Partnership between The Scout Association and The Woodland Trust has resulted in over 500,000 new trees being planted.
  • Scouting offers fun, challenge and everyday adventure to 400,000 girls and boys across the UK.
  •  80% of Scouts think Scouting has improved their confidence and teamwork.
  •  87% of Scouts think Scouting helps them to make a greater contribution to their community.
  •  88% of young people said that Scouting helped them at school and in employment.
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