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Student Teams up with Bear Grylls for New Scout Project

million hands scout projectOn Thursday 8th October Stamford School student Thomas Law (Year 12) got the opportunity to meet Chief Scout, Bear Grylls, in London at the launch of a new scouting initiative that he has helped to produce.

Thomas, a keen ‘scouter’, is a representative of the Lincolnshire County Scouts, and has helped in developing a new national scouting scheme called the ‘Million Hands Project.’ The project aims to bring together half a million scouts to tackle social issues ranging from dementia to ensuring everyone has clean drinking water and sanitation.

It has been developed through his involvement with the National Community Impact group, consisting of just 11 carefully selected members from across the UK. The group’s work with charity partners has enabled them to divide resources, activities and become the primary links with their carefully selected charities. Thomas is committed to helping others and has heavily involved himself with both the MIND Charity and the Alzheimer’s society.

Thomas and the other members were recognised for all their hard work by meeting Bear Grylls at the launch of the project in Central London last Thursday and the event was even covered by a BBC News article which can be seen here.