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Dear Sir / Madam
With over 400,000 6-25 year olds taking part in Scouting across the UK each week, and over 28 million across 216 countries internationally, Scouting is about opportunities and personal development. It encourages young people of all backgrounds, male and female, to have self-belief and a voice; to develop physically, intellectually, socially and spiritually. We call this ‘everyday adventure.’ They just call it fun.

These 400,000 young people are supported by around 100,000 adult volunteers. The adult named above has offered to volunteer for The Scout Association and has given your name as a referee.

As an organisation committed to the safeguarding of children and young people, we must be sure that any new volunteers are suitable before they can take on their role and we would ask you to assist us in this important matter.

Could you please take a few minutes to complete and submit this reference, which will remain confidential, It would be very helpful to have your reply as soon as possible so that the voluntary appointment is processed as efficiently as possible.

In commenting on the applicant, please would you bear in mind that the appointment under consideration may involve substantial work with children, young people or charitable funds. We would therefore appreciate you being extremely candid in your responses.

Thank you for your help.

Chris Jay
Brighouse District Scouts Appointments Secretary


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