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Facts about Scouting you may not know

Here’s a bunch of facts about Scouting which you may not be aware of !

  • There are now half a million members of Scouting in the UK
  • Scouting in the UK has been growing for the last five years
  • More young people do adventurous activities as Scouts than with any other organisation
  • Each year Scouts spend over two million nights away from home doing adventurous activities.
  • The youngest person to walk to the South Pole was a Scout
  • Each year Scouts tackling the Queen’s Scout Award walk the equivalent distance of once around the world.
  • f the 312 pilots and scientists selected as NASA astronauts since 1959, at least 207 have been Scouts or active in Scouting.
  • Of the 24 men to travel to the Moon on the Apollo 8 and Apollo 10 through 17 missions, 20 were Scouts
  • All three members of the crew of Apollo 13 were Scouts – they were certainly “Prepared !”.
  • 11 of the 12 people to walk on the moon were once Scouts.
  • John Lennon and Paul McCartney were both Scouts (inspiring a better quality of campfire song!)
  • You are never more than 10 miles from a Scout Meeting Place
  • The Scout Association is part of a worldwide movement of 31 million Scouts