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When half a million people pull together for a common cause, we make a huge impact.

We engage in campaigning work to protect and promote the interests of Scouting and its members.

Campaign victory

One example is the success of our Stop the Rain Tax campaign. We protected Scout Groups from rises in water bills which, in some cases, would have threatened their very existence.

We organised a mass lobby of Parliament – the first time we’d taken such action, and encouraged Scouts to lobby their MPs. This local and national drive sealed the victory of the campaign.

Influence the issues

Our national Public Affairs and Campaigning Team regularly respond to Government consultations on behalf of the Association.

And of course, Scouts themselves often meet and consult with MPs about the issues that affect them.


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