Introducing your Pears Foundation Team

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Over the last few months, Avon Scouts have recruited six interns to work on development projects across the county funded by the Pears Foundation. 

Cherie, Jess, Georgina, Kayley, Stacey and James will be spending the year working closely with the Regional Development Service and district teams to deliver projects in Kingswood, Brunel and Cabot Districts. The aim is to offer Scouting to an extra 600 people in the Avon area. 

So far the team have helped to launch a new group in Lockleaze, and have worked to open a new Explorer Unit in Patchway. Over the coming months we'll be reporting on all the hard work that the team are getting up to. 


The project's aims include:

New Ways of Working

The project will pilot a new staffing model to support growth at a local level. It will also encourage innovative ideas and try new methods

New People and Provision

The project will produce new opportunities for participation for adults and young people leading to new Scout provisions. The main processes used will be tried and tested and improved to produce an effective lean process to share across the counry, using new staffing and volunteer models of delivery

New Places and Partnerships

As well as involving new staff and recruiting new volunteers and young people, this project will engage with and build collaborations with new organisations such as the Princes Trust and National Citizenship Service. It will also see Scouting opening in new places where young people have no access currently.