Something most present and past scouts probably already know, Scouting is good for your mental health. Not just as a child, but long into adulthood.
Robert Baden-Powell’s principles have left us a legacy of stronger mental health throughout generations of Scouts. As a Scout you are part of a group who spend time making mindful connections with the world through their interaction with people and nature. You help others. Life skills which you carry through into your adult life. And this leads to being happier and stronger mentally.
Funded by they Economic and Social Research Council, researchers from the University of Edinburgh and the University of Glasgow have now scientifically shown that belonging to the Scouting and Guiding movements helps your mental health. For a more in-depth article on these results click http://scouts.org.uk/news/2016/11/mental-health-news/