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Scouts and guides provide 'mental health boost for life'

Posted by SophieL on November 12, 2016

It's official! Whilst we have an awesome time when our groups meet....our activities also have a lasting impact on the lives of our Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.

Our group leaders and members welcome the positive results of a recent study of 10,000 people that found ex-members of the Scout Association were 15% less likely than other adults to suffer anxiety or mood disorders at the age of 50.

Researchers believe it could be the lessons in resilience and resolve that scouting offer that has a lasting impact.

The researchers were from Edinburgh and Glasgow universities.

They looked at data from a lifelong study of almost 10,000 people from across the UK who were born in November 1958, known as the National Child Development Study.    

About a quarter of study participants had been in the scouts or guides.

Read more on BBC website

 
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