Scout Community Week, supported by
B&Q, is our biggest UK-wide fundraising
and awareness event of the year
Taking place from 3-9 June
2013, Scout Community Week not only gives us the
opportunity to bond with the local community and raise essentials funds for
local and national Scouting, but it’s a chance to promote and champion all the
inspiring things we do during the other 51 weeks of the year.
During its launch last year we saw
an outstanding number of Groups sign up to ‘Do1Thing’, resulting in great
projects going on simultaneously around the UK and a burst of media coverage.
By teaming up with B&Q, Groups
have benefited from the resources and support offered by their local store.
Whether it is fundraising in-store or help with skills and tools, B&Q has
enabled many Groups to make their community projects a real success.
“We had a voucher from
B&Q that covered much of the cost of the project... we also did a bucket
collection at the local store – we couldn’t have done the project without
B&Q’s support” Gwyn, 17th Ipswich
Support the community with an event that delivers real benefit to your local area, enabling young people to give something back.
Fundraising is a vital part of Scout Community Week. Not only are you raising much-needed
money for your Group, but also for a fund that supports young people who would
not otherwise have access to Scouting.
Promote the profile of Scouting in your area and nationally. This highlights the great work that we do
Work with parents and the public helps to increase awareness of the need for adult volunteers
Earn your Scout Community Week Certificate. Your project could also help you work towards a number of other badges.