Community based facts
Approximately 110,000 adults support Scouting in the UK (Leaders, Commissioners, parent helpers etc)
Adults working in Scouting contribute massive free youth work to their local Community
- A leader would typically give time in the following way:
Sectional meetings - two hours a week over 42 weeks 84
A couple of weekend camps 96
Planning and District meetings 36
Day trips - three per year 36
Admin/planning - two hours per week 84
Total average number of hours per person per year 342 hours
Every volunteer gives 42 working days
A total contribution per person of £3,488.40
(If paid at first step Locally Qualified NJC rates of £10.20 an hour)
Total contribution for all adults working in the Movement £383m - over £1/3bn
- In a five-year period Scouting trains 70,000 adults in basic life saving. (CRP)
- Scouting is the largest Membership organisation in the world working for peace.
- Scouting is the only organisation to operate in all but six of the world’s 216 countries and territories.
- There have been enough people involved in Scouting in the UK since 1907 (10 million) to fill the new Wembley stadium 11 times over. That’s approximately 1/6 of the population of the UK. It’s also more people than live in the London today (approximate population seven million).
- Each year 10,000 Scouts from the UK travel to every continent in the world to work on community projects.
- Every year JoTA* and JoTI** bring more than 500,000 young people together across the globe.
- In the last 15 years, UK Scouting has raised over £500,000 to support development projects and other charities around the world e.g. The Queen’s Jubilee fund, RNID, Sherpa 88, Water Aid, Unite.
* Jamboree on the Air. ** Jamboree on the Internet
Adventure based facts
More young people do adventurous activities as Scouts than with any other Organisation.
- No other organisation offers such a range of
challenging or exciting activities as Scouting.
- The youngest person to walk to the South Pole
was a Scout (Andrew Cooney).
- Each year 20,000 Scouts take part in the fitness
challenge badge (and achieve it!)·
- Each year Scouts undertaking the Queen’s Scout Award walk the equivalent distance of once around the world
- Each year Scouts spend over 2 million nights away from home doing adventurous activities.
- 11 of the 12 people to walk on the moon were once Scouts.