“Scouts and Guides provide ‘mental health boost for life'” – What are your thoughts?
Today Girlguiding made it into the papers in some fabulous articles which reported that ex-Guides and Scouts were 15 % less likely to suffer from mood disorders or anxiety at the age of 50 compared with others their age. It is the lessons that girls and boys learn from being members of the organizations, such as resilience and team-work, that is believed to be the reason for this impact.
We would like to know what you think! Do you think that being a member of Girlguiding has helped you with your mental well-being in later life? Please do get in contact – send us an e-mail, drop us a message or post on Facebook or tag us in a tweet! We look forward to hearing your thoughts!
The BBC article is available here.
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Girlguiding have written an article about the research which you can read here.