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Our work with Scouts

We're helping Scouts to support refugees through A Million Hands

Scouts want to improve the lives of refugees and displaced children. We’re helping make this possible.

We are so excited to be partnering with the Scouts through A Million Hands. 

A Million Hands is the Scouts' community impact programme. It empowers young people in Scouts to make a difference in their communities. 

Young people in Scouts chose to work with Save the Children on supporting refugees and displaced children. 


Interested to hear more about what we offer to Scouts groups? Want to request a speaker to come and visit your group, online or in person? Get in touch! We'd love to hear from you.

Welcoming messages to refugees from Scouts

Over summer 2022, Scouts sent in hundreds of letters and drawings to welcome refugees and displaced children from all around the world into the UK.

Read the Messages

Welcome letter to young refugees in the UK

Welcome letter to young refugees in the UK

Welcome letter to young refugees in the UK

Hear from the Scouts


Whether you're a Squirrel or an Explorer, your group can support refugees and displaced children with our activities.

Through taking part in our activities, Scouts of all ages can learn how to:

  • raise awareness of the issues that refugees and displaced children face
  • combat stereotypes and think critically about stories in the media
  • welcome refugees in their own communities
  • build connections with Scouts living in conflict-affected areas
Comedian and Save the Children Ambassador Dom Joly meets Valentyna, 12 years old and her brother Konstantin, 6 years old, at the Community Center in their home town.


Join comedian Dom Joly and members of our Youth Advisory Board to create a poster that makes refugees feel welcome in your community.

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