Scout troops pair up with care homes across UK

Coronavirus crisis prompts movement to switch focus to help hard-hit care sector

Scout troops are being paired with hundreds of care homes across the UK as the 112-year-old movement attempts to shape a new role in post-pandemic Britain by focusing on intergenerational solidarity with the most vulnerable. 

Cubs and scouts have continued meeting online during the coronavirus crisis – wearing toggles and scarves, and reciting their “do my best” promises over video link. And they have decided to direct their community work towards helping the hard-hit care sector.

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Coronavirus crisis prompts movement to switch focus to help hard-hit care sectorCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageScout troops are being paired with hundreds of care homes across the UK as the 112-year-old movement attempts to shape a new role in post-pandemic Britain by focusing on intergenerational solidarity with the most vulnerable. Cubs and scouts have continued meeting online during the coronavirus crisis – wearing toggles and scarves, and reciting their “do my best” promises over video link. And they have decided to direct their community work towards helping the hard-hit care sector. Continue reading…

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