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Support the Group


In order to grow the Group, we need support from individuals, companies and other community groups alike. If you are a business with a local base, there are some great ways you can support us:
  • Encourage your employees to volunteer with us and not only will we benefit from their skills, but national research has shown that Scouting can help to develop valuable soft skills which will benefit your company in return. We offer a full range of flexible volunteering opportunities to suit the time our volunteers can spare, their shift patterns and their skills.
  • Help us to encourage enterprise and entrepreneurship within our young people by offering opportunities to Scouts to understand how your business works. Scouts can work towards the Fundraising Badge and having local businesses supporting the delivery of the badge adds to the engagement of our young people. Recently one of our young leaders spent a day with a webdesign company and learned some commercial skills which will be of huge benefit to Scouting as he develops Group and District websites.
  • Engage with us and grow your Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities. You could sponsor an event, fund the training of volunteers to lead a new activity, provide us with a van to transport our gear on a camping trip, or help our young people to learn a new skill.
Contact Helen Reed our Group Chair to find out more chair.3rdwashington@durhamscouts.org.uk.