Scouting Membership Continues to Grow in Avon

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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.