Lincolnshire Scout County were recently awarded the first National Scout award for having the biggest percentage of growth in membership over the past year. The awards took place at the University of Warwick and included speeches from celebrity Scout Ambassador Steve Backshall. Lincolnshire scouts walked away with first prize for the Growth Award, making them the highest growing Scout County and Region across the UK over the last three years.
- The Scout County have grown by 12.56 % over the three years (2015 to 2017)
- Lincolnshire Scouts are highest growing County in the UK over the last three years
Lincolnshire Scouts now have over 5,746 youth members aged between 6-25 and are supported by 2,129 volunteer leaders who dedicate their time to bring the young people of Lincolnshire fun, adventure and skills for life. Over the past three years County have welcomed over 722 young people to join their packed programme.
Robin Wright County Commissioner for the Scout Movement in Lincolnshire said
“I am so Proud Lincolnshire Scouts has been recognised nationally for the work it has been doing over that last four years to bring Scouting to more young people across the County. Winning this award is absolutely fantastic and is a great credit and a pack on the back, to all our volunteers who have given their time to improve scouting in Lincolnshire. It is all about more young people having the opportunity to develop their skills for life through an exciting and fun programme."
Scout Ambassador Steve Backshall said:
“This is a remarkable achievement for Lincolnshire Scouts, winning one of the first ever National Scout Awards and will be something they will remember forever. I feel honoured to be a part of this event and to hear about some of the amazing achievements in Lincolnshire and we have made as a movement. Every young person should have the chance to be involved in Scouting and although we are growing we still have a waiting list of over 275 young people eager to be a part of the fun and adventure in Lincolnshire, we just need more volunteers to make it possible. All the Scouts who were involved in the ceremony today should be tremendously proud of themselves and I am proud to be an ambassador of this adventurous movement.”