Scouting out the waterways
THE SCOUTS ASSOCIATION has chosen the Canal & River Trust as one of its key charity partners in its AMillion Hands initiative which will see Scouts take social action across the country.
By partnering with CRT, Scouts can choose to adopt a stretch of canal as one form of this social action. Then, with the support of the Trust, they can carry out a range of practical improvements and enhancements all focused around health and wellbeing for local people.
CRT Chief Executive Richard Parry, said: “It is vital that we find ways to encourage more young people to get involved with their local waterways. Through AMillion Hands the Scouts will undertake social action to improve the lives of people in the local community by adopting a stretch of canal. This partnership opens up a direct communication link to 500,000 young people from a wide variety of backgrounds and age groups.”
Chief Scout and TV personality Bear Grylls ( pictured) added: “I was so pleased when Scouts chose the Canal & River Trust as one of the key partners for our brilliant campaign, AMillion Hands. Water has an amazing effect on people – it connects us to nature and speaks to something deeply elemental inside us.”