Scouting Membership in Avon Continues to grow with 600 extra
members in the past year
Scouting Membership has continued to grow across Avon, with more
girls, boys and adults seeking out everyday adventure. The total
number of young people and adults who have joined Scouting has
risen 5.4% in the past year, and membership figures in the county
have now reached 13066. Scouting continues to grow across the UK
where there have been 9 years of sustained growth.
Female Membership Continues to Grow
The number of girls joining the movement in Avon has continued
to rise, with female membership rising from 2383 to 2853 between
2012 and 2014, a growth of nearly 20% in 2 years.
Volunteer Numbers Increase
In the past 12 months, the number of adults volunteering to
change young people's lives in Avon has grown by 82 to a total of
2107, an increase of 3.8%
The increase in membership numnbers locally reflects the latest
national census figures which have recently been published. This
data provides evidence of sustained growth across the UK for the
ninth consecutive year, with a total membership of over 550,000.
This has cemented Scouting in place as the largest co-educational
youth movement in the UK.
Chief Scout Bear Grylls said "I am super proud to see so many
young people and adults learning new life skills, achieving
personal rewards through Scouting in Avon. I am excited to see
Scout numbers continuing to rise across the uyk and the big reasons
for this are that more and more young people are realising that
Scouting can give them so much.