Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, has today supported the #GoodForYou Scouts campaign to encourage more people to volunteer for their local Scout group.
Scouts was already shot of adult volunteers prior to the pandemic, with a waiting list of around 70,000 young people who wanted to join.
As a result, over the next six months Scouts will be running a series of locally-focused recruitment campaigns, encouraging volunteers to join. The campaign will focus on publicising the benefits of volunteering in the local community, and the benefits of empowering young people through Scout groups.
Scouts will also create jobs for 66 young adults through the Government’s Kick Start programme, who will work as development officers to support Scout groups to grow.
Gwynne is himself involved in the Scouts and is Chair of 4th Denton (St Anne’s) Scout Group Executive.
Andrew Gwynne said:
‘The Scouts are a fantastic organisation, and I am proud to play a part in the work that they do.
I would encourage anyone who can to volunteer for Scouts. Young people have been hit exceptionally hard by the pandemic, and Scouts brings enormous benefits and can improve mental health, build social relationship, and teach life skills.
For these reasons I am happy to be backing the #GoodForYou campaign.’
For more information on volunteering, visit www.scouts.org