Girlguiding Scotland makes #iwill pledge to increase youth social action

Girlguiding Scotland has joined #iwill, the national campaign promoting youth social action.

The charity’s pledge – which you can read on the campaign’s website – comes on the second anniversary of the campaign, being marked from Monday 23 to Friday 27 November by #iwill week.

Girlguiding Scotland is aiming to involve new girls and volunteers in guiding and to ensure Scottish guiding units take thousands of social actions each year.

The #iwill campaign is an independent project that has cross-party support and backing from a range of sectors including business, education and charities. It aims to increase the number of 10 to 20-year-olds taking part in social action by 50 per cent by 2020, strengthening communities and enhancing the skills of young participants. Find out more on their website or Twitter feed.

Denise Spence, Chief Executive of Girlguiding Scotland, said:

“Each year Girlguiding Scotland helps our 50,000 members grow in confidence, reach for the stars, have fun and be a powerful force for good.

“The guiding programme encourages community involvement and making a real difference in others’ lives.

“We are aiming to increase this positive impact by bringing thousands of new girls and volunteers into Scottish guiding and helping them make a real difference in their communities and the wider world.”

Charlotte Hill, CEO of the charity Step up to Serve which runs the #iwill campaign, said: “We are delighted that Girlguiding Scotland has pledged to support our work and is sharing their pledge during #iwill week to inspire others to take part also.

“If we are to make involvement in social action the norm for 10 – 20 years olds we need partners to commit to tangible actions just as they are doing.

“The involvement of Girlguiding Scotland will undoubtedly help us progress towards our goal.”