To commemorate the anniversary of the founding of the Scouts Movement, volunteers and young people alike are being encouraged to thank two people of their choosing from their local community.

The Scouts are asking volunteers, young people and parents/carers to join them by celebrating #ThankTwo. Their instructions for those wanting to get involved is to show one's gratitude and thank two people and/or groups of people. These people can be fellow members who’ve kept Scouting despite the setbacks, volunteers who’ve organised Scouts meetings, and/or heroes of your local community.

On this day every year, Scouts around the world celebrate the birthday of their founder Lord Baden-Powell by taking some time to commemorate the history of Scouts and thank the volunteers who make it possible.

Eddie Ward, County Commissioner for Cumbria Scouts emphasised the important role the Scouts has played in this most unprecedented of years.

"I personally would like to thank the hundreds of volunteer leaders around the County who have carried on providing skills and opportunities for thousands of young people around Cumbria despite the challenges of the pandemic. For much of the last year this has meant online meetings. Members have hiked to the moon, camped in their rooms and cooked live on Zoom amongst other activities.

He added: "Of course, there’s so much we’ve learnt from this difficult year. We’ve learnt we have more resilience than we knew; we remembered just how vital the hope and encouragement we offer is to young people."