Major donation to Scouts a huge success
In 2008, The Freemasons’ Grand Charity pledged to donate £500,000 to the Scout Association. Seven years and half a million pounds later, this grant has been hugely successful in its aim to encourage and expand Scouting.
The money was used to encourage more young people to join the Scouting movement and to support local Scouting. This has included providing start-up and activity grants and much needed equipment, such as activity books and games. In total, over one million young people received new materials and equipment and over 23,500 have joined Scouting thanks to this grant.
Futher details can be found on the Freemasons’ Grand Charity website.