SCOUTS: Shining lights in community

This is Scout Community Week and I'm super proud of the difference that the 4th Morpeth Beaver Scout group is making in its local community.

Sunday, 30th October 2016, 5:00 am

This year the 4th Morpeth Scout Group has chosen to focus on dementia.

This means that, thanks to Scouting’s award-winning campaign A Million Hands, the Scouts have spent time learning about the issue.

They have been finding out about the people it affects, and taking meaningful action to improve and support their quality of life in Morpeth.

I would also like to recognise the volunteers at the 4th Morpeth Scout Group for their dedication each week to giving Scouts the chance to have fun, adventure and take part in life-changing opportunities through the A Million Hands project.

A Million Hands is celebrating its one year anniversary this October.

And it’s down to the 200,000 members who have signed up to take part, such as the 4th Morpeth Scout Group, that the past year has been such a success.

During this special week, I would just like to say ‘A Million Thanks’ to these incredible Scouts.

They really are shining lights in their community.

Bear Grylls

Chief Scout