Skills for Life

Life Changing Adventure

In 2020 we are continuing to help our young people grow and develop a range of skills that they will be able to call upon during their own life journeys.

A majority of people (54%) believe that life is harder for young people now than it was 20 years ago. They also believe it’s important for their children to learn the skills to deal with the increasing pressures of everyday life.

To build on this the Scout movement is focussing on six ways in which young people can build their resilience

  • Have a go at something new (and be prepared to fail).
  • Learn and pass on a skill.
  • Spend a night away from home.
  • Chat with someone different from you.
  • Achieve something as part of a team.
  • Learn to pick yourself up, start again and bounce back.

There are 460,000 young people in Southing in the UK and at the 11th Southgate our numbers across all three sections are strong and growing.

If you have a young person who is interested in finding out more about Scouting or as an Adult could give a little time to help us we would love to hear from you – please do contact any of our team.

Mungo Knott
Group Scout Leader