What Can Change a Life?

Scouting makes TV debut

The Discovery Channel will broadcast Scouting’s first ever national TV ad tonight at 8.30pm. The advert will promote our need for more volunteers in Scouting.

The advert will also be aired on Discovery’s Animal Planet TV channel at around 8.45pm, and will continue to be broadcast by Discovery’s network of channels throughout the next four weeks.

Make a difference

The 30-second advert has been created as part of our partnership with Discovery and highlights how adults can make a difference to young people’s lives by volunteering.

There are currently 33,000 young people on the waiting list to join Scouting. Discovery and The Scout Association have now joined forces to recruit new leaders. So if you’re ready to inspire the younger generation, guide them on real fun-filled adventure, then why not become a volunteer for the Scouts.

There are a variety of ways to join in and opportunities to volunteer with us are flexible, so simply visit our join pages to find out more

Discover Scouting

Discovery is one of the most famous TV brands in the world; over 3.7 million people tune into one of Discovery’s 12 channels in the UK on a daily basis.

With a mutual love of the outdoors, both Discovery and the Scouts believe that we can challenge people through adventure and exploring the world around them. Our partnership started by introducing the Scout’s Pioneer Activity Badge, which is sponsored by Discovery and aims to inspire youngsters to learn by doing.

Tell us what you think

If you’ve seen our ad on Discover and been inspired to volunteer with us, please let us know through our social media channels using the hashtag, #iscout

The above advert is a 30-second edit of the aspirational Expect More short film, which was launched in June 2012. Initially broadcast on social media and through advertising on parent websites, the film is one of the most shared items on The Scout Association’s Facebook page. Check it out on our YouTube channel

What do you what for your children?

Expect More is a campaign by The Scout Association to show people what Scouting offers to young people of the UK. It highlights the Impact of Scouting showing how involving young people in outdoor activities can improve their quality of life.

‘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 physical activity, 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

Chief Scout Bear Grylls said, “I want the public to know how Scouting continues to open young people’s eyes to a world of extraordinary promise and possibilities.”

Scouting is all about offering young people amazing life-changing opportunities. If you would like to volunteer your time or would like your child to join visit www.scout.org.uk/join

‘Boy Scout’ Think Again

The Scout Association has announced that West Lancashire Scouts have increased for the tenth year on the run, their membership now excides 11,000 and female membership has rocketed. The news comes as details of The Scout Association’s annual census are published today.

There has been a 246% increase in West Lancashire’s female Scouts since 2002. This may be due to the exciting and diverse range of activities Scouting offers like water sports, climbing, zorbing and camping.

Scouting is the larges co-educational youth movement in the UK and prides it’s self on giving young people amazing life changing opportunities locally, nationally and globally.

Gemma, 17, Preston thinks that that girls have joining because ‘Scouting offers so many incredible opportunities all it’s young people from national events to international trips like my life changing visit to Nepal last year. Girls love to have an adventure too!”

Adult Volunteer Andrew, 20, Skelmersdale said ‘here in West Lancashire our youth members have increased again and again and we now have over 11,000 members. Female youth members have continuously increased for over 10 years now. We see this as a great indication that we are getting things right with our program, activities and opportunities. West Lancashire prides it’s self in providing international opportunities to young people giving Lancashire’s youth a chance to see different cultures and ways of life from across the globe.’

Chief Scout Bear Grylls said It is so great to see Scout numbers rising in Lancashire and a big reason for this is the number of teenagers joining the adventure. More and more young people are realising that Scouting offers them so much – whether its the opportunity to go on a big international adventure or the chance to learn and hone vital life skills.

Scouting is all about offering young people amazing life-changing opportunities. If you would like to volunteer your time or would like your child to join visit www.scout.org.uk/join