This is Scout Community Week and I’m super proud of the difference 15th South Shields Scouts are making in their local community.
This year, 15th South Shields Scouts have chosen to focus on disability. This means, thanks to the Scouting’s award-winning campaign, A Million Hands they have spent time learning about the issue, finding out about the people it affects and taking action to improve and support their quality of life in South Shields.
I would also like to recognise the volunteers at 15th South Shields Scouts 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 firts anniversary this month and it’s down to the 200,000 members who have signed up to take part, such as the 15th South Shields Scouts, 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.