What is Community Impact? Community Impact encourages Scouts to take practical action in the service of others, in order to create positive social change. It aims to benefit the wider community as well as the young people taking part.
Here are a few of the have projects we have completed..
A Million Hands: Striving to leave the world better than we found it...
Did you know there are six aspects to the new Million Hands campaign:-
- Protecting our environment
- Ending homelessness
- Supporting refugees and displaced children
- Better mental health for all
- Understanding disability
- Kindness in every community
Find out more and plan your Community Impact project on https://www.scouts.org.uk/about-us/help-others/community/
Big Litter Picnic 2019
Following on from the Porchlight event in 2018 the Kent Scouts Big Litter Picnic was held on Saturday 12th October 2019. Groups arranged various litter sweeps all over the county. The weather was very wet and windy but many groups battled the elements to do some great work for their local communities. Gravesham District even ran a whole month of programme activities leading up to the day.
Big Cardboard Sleep Out for Porchlight 2018
The Kent Scouts Big Cardboard Sleep Out for Porchlight 2018 was held in Scout Districts all over Kent from 8pm on Friday 12th to 8am on Saturday 13th October 2018 (To fit in with the fact that 10th October 2018 was World Homeless Day). Nearly all districts had groups participating in the event. On the night participants were visited by local mayors and deputy Lord Lieutenants of Kent. The event went on to raise over £70,000 for the Porchlight charity and came 2nd place in the national Annual Fundraising Event Awards. See our event page.