have pledged to be part of A Million Hands so far
25 young people from the are part of A Million Hands because 93% said knowing they’ve made a difference was important to them
90 young people from the are part of A Million Hands because 87% said Scouting should help them take social action
7 young people from the are part of A Million Hands because 87% said Scouting should help them take social action
35 young people from the are part of A Million Hands because 97% said improving the lives of others is an important part of Scouting
25 young people from the are part of A Million Hands because 97% said improving the lives of others is an important part of Scouting
What is A Million Hands?
It’s a Community Impact campaign which reflects our ambition by 2018 to mobilise half a million people in support of four social issues chosen by young people.
Why should my young people get involved?
Hundreds of Programme activities, expertise from national charities and 87% of Scouts want to take part in Community Impact projects through Scouting.
Don't have the time?
A Million Hands is rooted in the 6-25 Programme and slots into your Programme nights. We’ll also walk you through the steps of supporting a high impact project.
What issues can my young people tackle?
One movement. Four social issues. A Million Hands. These are the four social issues young people from across the UK selected. Which one will your young people choose? Once they have decided, click below to get all the resources you need.
Over 850,000 people in the UK have dementia and millions more are affected in some way. Could your young people make their lives better?
Over 11 million people in the UK are disabled by society. This affects their education, employment opportunities and even their safety. How can your young people change this?
One in four people in the UK will experience mental health problems every year. Young people could help others to be more resilient. Why not help them to do so?
Clean water and sanitation
650 million people in the world live without safe water. Scouting is a global movement, what’s stopping our young people make global change?
Now your young people have picked their issue, use the Resource Packs to work through the five stages of the Community Impact Staged Activity Badge.
Helping young people to build empathy for their chosen issue.
Thinking through which actions would create real change.
Rolling up our sleeves and taking practical action in the service of others.
Learn and do more
Reflecting on what young people have learned and encouraging them to do even more.
Tell the world!
Helping young people to celebrate what they’ve achieved and asking others to help.
Want more support?
Rooted in the 6-25 Programme
Find out how A Million Hands helps you deliver the Programme.
The Resource Packs
Over 400 activities that will help your young people make a positive impact in the community.
National partners, local support
We've partnered with experts in social change to develop activities and support you locally.
Green Spaces for Change
Being outdoors is an essential part of Scouting. How can we use nature to make social change?