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The Scout Association
Peruvian Scout groups assisted in distributing ShelterBoxes to families in need.
Some 25 boys and girls from three local scout groups assisted in the effort by helping the SRT to set up tents.
ShelterBox has a strong history of working with Scouts in disaster zones. Scouts have assisted us in setting up and maintaining camps for those who have lost everything in countries such as Kenya, Italy, Guatemala, Brazil and Peru.
Within days of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, local Scouts were working with our SRT members to establish a camp for up to 4,000 people.
From their assistance in the field to their engagement with the work we do, Scouts have become an integral part of the ShelterBox family.
In the UK we are an official partner of the Scout Association, in the USA the Boy Scouts of America are becoming increasingly more involved with the work we do and throughout Europe more and more Scouts are learning about ShelterBox. We have launched a series of innovative and inspiring activities for Scouts of all ages that aim to inform, educate and entertain Scout groups.
Our global relationship with the Scout network gives us the opportunity to engage Scouts in worldwide issues such as natural disasters, manmade conflict and humanitarian aid; contributions from Scout groups have significantly increased the number of people we can help.
ShelterBox are proud to be working with the Scout Association across the globe - view the video opposite to see Scouts in action in some of the countries where ShelterBox has deployed.
‘Every year, millions of people are made homeless through natural or manmade disasters. ShelterBox provides the unique opportunity for Scouts to explore why these events happen, what their effects are and how they can make a positive contribution to the world we live in.’