Scouts launch project to get young people outdoors
The Scout Association is targetting business people as part of a new two-year campaign to raise £10m.
Business people were invited to the launch and encouraged to invest in the project, and fundraising efforts will also target the general public.
“Many successful people in the business community, such as Richard Branson and Peter Cruddas, credit Scouting with helping them to develop the skills they needed to go on and have successful careers,” said Derek Twine, chief executive of the Scout Association.
Funds will be used to create new Scouting groups provide for the 30,000 young people currently on the waiting list and develop new outreach programmes to help under-represented groups, such as minorities and those who cannot afford Scouting activities.
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