A million hands make light work

Bear Grylls  launches the A Million Hands campaign
Bear Grylls launches the A Million Hands campaign

Chief Scout Bear Grylls has launched a new iniative to support four of the biggest issues facing the UK and the wider world today.

And more than 2,000 Buckinghamshire Scouts – including 400 from Milton Keynes – have already registered for A Million Hands, a campaign to mobilise half a million Scouts to inspire more youth volunteering across the UK.

Bear said: “We’re pledging to improve the lives of the disabled and those affected by dementia, as well as the mental wellbeing and resilience of families. We also want to ensure that everyone everywhere has access to clean water and sanitation.”

Local Scouts will be working with charities such as Mind, Alzheimer’s Society, WaterAid, Guide Dogs and The Canal & River Trust.

Bear added: “We want young people to come and give Scouting a try. This is how we can all play a vital role in shaping tomorrow’s world for the better.”

> More at www.scouts.org.uk/get-involved