107 years ago, Scouting didn’t exist and now we are a worldwide phenomenon. The Scouting movement is the world’s largest membership organisation in the world and when it exists in 210 countries, it is not hard to see why. People all around the world know about Scouting and the fun, challenging and adventurous activities available.
Scouts is also an interstellar adventure as 11 out of the 12 people who walked on the moon were once Scouts. Scouts have been all over the world and we have set world records. The youngest person to walk to the South Pole was a Scout. It’s not just the young people who are record breaking; the number of volunteers in Scouts is greater than the workforce of the BBC and McDonalds combined. The World Scout Jamboree is still the biggest youth event in the world. More people do adventurous activities as Scouts that with any other organisation. 107 years, 7,482 groups, 110,000 leaders and that’s just the UK.
Happy Birthday Scouts and here’s to continued growth!