Scout­ing out the wa­ter­ways

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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.”

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