Scout­ing mis­sion for Rio star He­len

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THIS time last year rower He­len Glover was in Rio win­ning her sec­ond Olympic Gold medal.

This year He­len, who won the cox­less pairs with row­ing part­ner Heather Stan­ning, is tak­ing on a new chal­lenge, vol­un­teer­ing with The Scout As­so­ci­a­tion as a Scout Am­bas­sador.

In Sur­rey, there are dozens of Scouts who are spend­ing the sum­mer hav­ing ad­ven­tures and learn­ing new skills, and He­len wants to see them mak­ing the most of their tal­ents.

“We have chal­lenged Scouts in Sur­rey to learn 50 new skills over the sum­mer hol­i­day, but we think ev­ery child in the UK should have a go too,” she said. “The skills they learn this sum­mer may well help them save a life, get a job in years to come or maybe go on to be­come an Olympic Cham­pion.

“The Scouts in Sur­rey are do­ing amaz­ing things, but none of it would be pos­si­ble with­out our amaz­ing team of vol­un­teers. Some of the most in­flu­en­tial peo­ple in my whole child­hood were my Scout lead­ers, who I’m still in touch with now.

“In Scout­ing, young peo­ple de­velop in­de­pen­dence, re­silience and ini­tia­tive. In short, es­sen­tial life skills, em­ploy­a­bil­ity skills and prac­ti­cal skills that will help them en­joy a brighter fu­ture.”

To take on the chal­lenge see https://sum­merof­skills. scouts.org.uk/

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