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Scouting provides adventurous activities and personal development opportunities for young people aged 6-25.

Personal development means promoting the physical, intellectual, social and spiritual well-being of the individual, helping them achieve their full potential. In Scouting, we believe that young people develop most when they are 'learning by doing,' when they are given responsibility, work in teams, take acceptable risks and think for themselves.

Internationally, there are over 28 million young people enjoying the benefits of Scouting across 216 countries.

As you can see by our name, our district covers the town of Ware and the surrounding areas.  Click here to see a map of the District.

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  • New research finds that Scouts have better mental health
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    New research finds that Scouts have better mental health The Scout Association is pleased to announce that a new study has found a strong link between participating in Scouting and Guiding as a young person, and having significantly better mental health. The data, from almost 10,000 individuals, came from a lifelong UK-wide study of people born in November 1958, known as the National Child Development Study. 28% had been members of Scouting or Guiding as young people. The major finding of the study was that, at the age of 50, this group were around 15% less likely to suffer from mood disorders (including depression and anxiety) than adults who had not been members of Scouting or Guiding. Despite it having been many decades since the participants had been Members, there was a clear and strong protective effect on mental health. This was present even when the researchers accounted for childhood risk factors, including mental illness being generally more prevalent in families from low socio-economic backgrounds. Click here to read more: The Scouts Association
    Written on Monday, 21 November 2016 22:52 Read 312 times