SCOUTS are urging people to ‘be prepared’ and vote for a community project which will support a generation.
Engage! is a new values-based rugby initiative and is competing for the chance to win £25,000 to deliver the Scouting for Rugby project.
It aims to celebrate the 2015 Rugby World Cup by providing a calendar of events and activities throughout the summer to more than 2,500 scouts throughout the city.
But the project can only be launched with the support of the Aviva Community Fund, a competition which awards funding to projects that can make a positive difference in the community.
“We really need every scout group, rugby club member, supporter, family, friend and the general public to get behind us and vote for this life-changing project,” said Paul Breed, of Coventry Sports Foundation which hosts the programme.
Scouting for Rugby will begin with a six-week programme where each participant will be taught the core values of the game including teamwork, respect, integrity, discipline and enjoyment.
This aims to provide social and educational benefits as a way of developing healthy, well-rounded, confident young people, who have greater access to opportunities and a real sense of belonging within their local communities.
High-quality rugby skills coaching will also be provided as well as training workshops for scout leaders and fellow volunteers.
The young people will also take part in a celebratory rugby festival, held to mark the end of the project, with each scout group representing one of the 20 participating countries in the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
Votes can be cast until midnight on the May 30. You can vote up to ten times by registering at: https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/Project/View/3866