What people really think about Scouting…


  • There is strong support for informal education. 79% believe it’s very important for children to have structured out of school activities.
  • We are seen as inspiring, practical, challenging, reputable, positive, friendly, helpful, established, trustworthy, welcoming.
  • We have high awareness:
    • 70% of the public say we are about challenging activities and citizenship
    • Scouting was the most frequently named out of school activity (17%) for young people.
    • We are seen as the UK’s most practical charity – 14% above average.
  • 68% of the public trust Scouting mostly or a great deal.

Take a look at the Infographic for more stats and figures.


Irish, formerly known as Michael, a student with The Open University, living in Dublin with his husband Andrew and their three cats. Also interested in first aid, heraldry, Scouting, and occasionally to be found at the organ or in a bell tower.

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