Scouts Cymru launched their ‘A Million Hands’ social project at the Senedd recently along with their charity partners Crisis, WWF, Mind Cymru, National Autistic Society Cymru, British Red Cross and Save the Children.
The project aims to get Scouts from across Wales to take part in community action activities. Young people will address and tackle six issues of national importance that are representative of young people’s concerns. These include ending homelessness, promoting better mental health, disability, refugees and displaced children kindness and the environment.
Ogmore Assembly Member Huw Irranca-Davies was one of the many AMs who attended the launch and heard how young people from Ogmore and across Wales will be working with the support of charity experts to tackle these issues over the next four years.
Speaking after the event, Mr Irranca-Davies said: “As a former scout myself (2nd Lliw Valley Gowerton), I was delighted to meet with Scouts Cymru and partners to hear all about their wonderful new project.
Chosen by the young people themselves, the six national themes will also provide an opportunity for the Scouts to achieve a ‘Community Impact Staged Activity Badge’ – a bonus for any enthusiastic Scout. I look forward to seeing these inspiring and active young people out and about in our communities working on this exciting new initiative trying to leave the world a little better than we found it.”
To find out more about the ‘A Million Hands’ project see: https://www.scouts.org.uk/what-scouts-do/help-others/community/