Scouts are joining a campaign to double the number of young people participating in quality youth social action to over 50% by 2020.

Step up to serve is a National Campaign which Essex Scouts is keen to support. The three political party leaders and Prince Charles are supporting the Step Up To Serve Campaign and The Scout Association pledge to grow our membership and ensure more young people have the opportunity to take part in social action.

The campaign will be active on Twitter @stepuptoserve and via the national social media using the #iwill and #iscouts hashtags. Encourage your followers to share stories of young people already making a difference locally by volunteering, helping people in their community, fundraising , mentoring and many other areas.