The Scouts, all aged six to 10, volunteered at the Clem Attlee Community Hall, packing groceries and packaging hot meals for delivery. The Cubs packed more than 400 meals and 100 grocery bags in total, food that The Smile Brigade delivered free of charge.
The volunteers were also able to meet some of the local residents in need that The Smile Brigade regularly work with.
Suzanne Lucas, Group Scout Leader of 10th Fulham Group said: “I am immensely proud watching my Scout group contributing so positively to the local community. I witnessed amazing teamwork, kindness and compassion amongst the young people in the scout group.”
Scout Hamdy Youssef, nine, said “I enjoyed seeing what happens in the food bank and all the hard work it is to get the food ready”.
While Fifi Youssef, six, added “I enjoyed helping the people getting everything ready and especially giving out the food outside.”
A Million Hands
The Scouts chose to volunteer with The Smile Brigade, as part of the Scouting programme ‘A Million Hands’ which encourages scouts to leave the world a little better than they found it through planning and taking action to support real change.
The Scouts chose “kindness in their community” as their topic of focus and incorporated their volunteering into their work towards achieving their Community Impact badge.
The Smile Brigade
The Smile Brigade supports vulnerable and at-risk residents across Hammersmith & Fulham.
Alongside free food, the charity host activities for individuals and groups, including cooking classes and their popular ‘karaoke and cupcakes’ for older residents living in care homes.
Each year The Smile Brigade works with H&F to deliver the Big Christmas Lunch, a free Christmas dinner and gift bag for lonely and isolated residents.
The 10th Fulham Scout Group has been running since July 1907 and is currently located in St Mary’s Church, West Kensington.
It has 50 young Scout members and 11 adult volunteers.
If you would like to learn more about the work of the 10th Fulham Scouts, or would like to sign your child up, please call or email Suzanne Lucas, Group Scout Leader.
Call: 07939 181 836
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