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Adult Recruitment Campaign 2022

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Adults make Scouting happen


Chief scout and TV personality Bear Grylls has called for more adult volunteers this year to help “build back” membership following Covid-19.  Whilst the numbers of all sections of the Scouts has risen in the last year, the number of adult volunteers has actually declined, from 140,810 in 2021 to 139,528 in the 2022 census.  Grylls said on the issue: “The Scouts play a fundamental role in the lives of young people, and it is fantastic to see that acknowledged through an increase in membership after a tough couple of years.“  The pandemic proved the importance of coming together and it’s great to see Scouts enjoying new experiences and learning vital skills for life again.  “But, as we build back our membership, we need the help of more adult volunteers so that we can continue providing opportunities for many more prospective young Scouts.”