About this cause
We are a Scout group of approx. 100 members aged 6 - 65 in a seaside town. The impact of Covid-19 has been huge on the members' families - some of whom have been struggling financially. For our members, the lack of schooling and regular Scout meetings has impacted on their family cohesion, mental health, and general wellbeing.
How this cause brings people in the community together
Our Community Wellbeing score is low, particularly in the areas of relationships, trust, and mental health. Research has shown that Scouting participation leads to better mental health. We have a number of families who have been impacted financially. Providing funding and subsidy will ensure that we are fully inclusive, and no one is excluded due to financial difficulties.