The UK recently commissioned a study into the impact of Scouting on the UK's young people, adults and community.
Below is a link to the executive summary of the research, here is a summary of the findings
They said that staff within the workplace who had been involved in Scouting were above-average employees across a range of attributes. In particular around six out of ten employers said:
- Scouts had developed team working skills
- Scouts showed respect for others, which was important when working with peers, customers and clients
- Scouting helped build character and personal development
- Scouts showed confidence and leadership abilit
88% of our young people said that Scouting helps them improve their key skills, including social skills, teamwork ability, leadership ability and confidence.
92% of our young people said that Scouting helped them build good relationships and long-lasting friendships.
88% of our young people said that Scouting helped them at school and in employment.
95% of our volunteers said that Scouting helped them improve their physical skills, including the improved ability to cope with outdoor conditions.
97% of our volunteers said that being involved helped them with relationship building.
41% of wider community organisations said that if Scouting was on a job applicant’s CV it would be a positive influence on their appointment.
82% of young people and 90% of adult volunteers take part in community service or a volunteering activity at least once a year.
41% of Scouts volunteer for other charitable organisations.
80% of community organisations and local businesses surveyed believe that Scouting benefits their organisation, and 69% said Scouting involvement benefited their clients or service users.