COVID-19 is the biggest crisis we’ve faced in a generation
Now, over 500 Scout groups – many of them based in communities that were already made vulnerable before the virus hit – are struggling to make ends meet.
If they close their doors, thousands of young people will miss out on all the life-changing skills and experiences being a Scout can bring, precisely when they need us most.
That’s why we’re calling on all Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers – and the people who care about them – to join us in a sponsored #RaceRoundTheWorld, to raise vital funds at this vital moment in our history.
Here’s Bear Grylls (Chief Scout) to tell you more
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How to take part in #RaceRoundTheWorld
From 29 October onwards, we’re asking everyone – including young people and their families, volunteers, and former Scouts – to sign up. There are four teams, “Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers”. As a group, we’ve joined the “Scouts” team.
The four teams are racing each other to see who can be the first to travel the 43,000 miles to get round the world. Everyone who takes part will be following our route at least once, though we’re encouraging everyone to take on as many miles as they can manage!
Our combined target is to raise over £300,000 for the 500+ Groups at risk of closing. As a group, we’ve set a target of £500 – that’s about £2 for each group member to raise! Once you’re all signed up and raring to go, go, go, simply:
1. Travel a mile or more
2. Get sponsored
3. Log your miles (and help our team get all the way round the world!)
4. Tag us with #RaceRoundTheWorld and #PenistoneScouts on social media to show us how you’re doing (and help spread the word far and wide!)
The race is on until 11 December, so there’s time to really challenge yourself and get sponsored for as many miles as you can manage.
You can take part however you like and wherever you are. You don’t have to physically complete your miles – have a look at other fun activities you could try.
However you travel, we’ve developed some great new resources to help bring the race to life – with plenty of safe, international-themed programme ideas that’ll help young people to learn about different cultures as they travel.
Because, whatever the weather, Scouts stick together.
Even when we’re (two metres) apart.
We’ll see you at the starting line…
Our group’s fundraising links
Penistone Scouts’ fundraising page can be found here
COVID-19 is the biggest crisis we’ve faced in a generation Now, over 500 Scout groups across the UK – many of them based in communities that were already made vulnerable before the virus hit – are str
20% of the monies raised will come directly to Penistone Scout Group. The larger portion will go towards those 500 groups who are must vulnerable and most at risk of closure.
Scouts are excellent are supporting others, raising monies for charities and worthy organisations. This is the first time Scouting has looked to raise much needed funds for the wider Scouting.
Thank you, and please help us spread the word!