New partnership with Scouts

The British Red Cross is delighted to work with Scouts to help spread the power of kindness. 

A young man wearing a British Red Cross t-shirt talks to someone with tents in the background

We are proud to announce that the British Red Cross will be part of A Million Hands. This Scouts campaign will help half a million young people support those in their communities and beyond.

Working in partnership, we will show the power of kindness through active projects in their communities.

The world needs a little more happiness and being kinder to one another is the first step. Scouts are inherently kind people which is why I think this is such a natural programme and partnership.
Sam, Scouts community impact group

How the Red Cross and Scouts will work together

We will reach 500,000 Scouts aged five to 25 through a learning and action programme that explores what kindness is and how we can show it.

Scouts will have the opportunity to carry out acts of kindness linked to Red Cross projects and develop their own. From collecting clothes for charity shops to welcoming young refugees, Scouts across the country will be able to make a real difference to people in crisis.

What does kindness mean to us?

Whether you are a Beaver, Cub, Scout, Explorer, Network member or adult volunteer, your kindness can make a huge impact on the world around you.

Through our partnership, we can help people feel less lonely and make sure everyone gets the help they need. 

Watch our video to learn more about how this works.


What does kindness mean to you?

We are really interested in what you think about kindness. Please email us to share your ideas – what does kindness mean to me? 

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The British Red Cross will be a charity partner in Scouts' A Million Hands programme from 2019 to 2022.