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Oliwia's story

As the world reopens, Scouts is stepping in and standing up for young people and their futures. Will you support us today?

Throughout the pandemic, Scouts has held the door of opportunity open for young people like Oliwia and her family.

Moving to the UK from Poland when Oliwia was younger and joining 12th Lewisham South (1st Downham) during lockdown, Scouts has since become a highlight of their week, changing them in ways they didn’t expect.

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2020 was tough. But thanks to the kindness of our supporters, we successfully:

Saved over 500 Scout groups from closure.

Opened 1,280 new groups in areas of deprivation.

Welcomed 20,000 young people – like Oliwia – into Scouts, at this crucial point in their development.

But with close to 70,000 young people still on our waiting lists, Scouts has a key role to play in rebuilding society – empowering young people to develop the skills and the resilience they need now more than ever.

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Oliwia and her brother plant flowers on their first visit to their Scout group, having joined in lockdown

‘Returning to Scouts face-to-face, there'll be a number of challenges. Some parents have lost their jobs and need support. The more donations we can get – whether it's a one-off or a regular gift – the more young people we can help.’

Bill Compton, Group Scout Leader, 12th Lewisham South (1st Downham)


What does your donation mean?

£5 could buy enough craft materials for a young person to learn a new creative skill

£13 could buy a uniform for a young person who couldn’t otherwise afford one

£75 allows a Scout group to hire a venue for a whole month of skill-building and memory-making, once restrictions allow them to regather in person

£100 could help a Scout buy the equipment they need to go on the adventure of a lifetime, like a Duke of Edinburgh expedition

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