Tonight the scouts went back to the canal and tidied the area brushing up and removing weeds. They also painted hands onto the wall using a stencil to represent the Million Hands project. There will be more hands of various sizes added over the next few visits along with mind and million hands logos.
At the canal the scouts were maintaining the area to keep it tidy and looking nice. They have also started painting the wall under the bridge to make it look nicer and remind people of why we are doing this work on the canal, because although making the area look good is important we don't want to forget the real reason we have done it, which is to remind people that mental health isn't something that should be ignored and it should be talked about.
Four members of the URC Scouts went to the Staffordshire County AGM to showcase our million hands project and let other people know about and see the amazing work we are all doing and making people aware of the project. We spoke to the Lord Major, representatives of staffordshire county scouts and Alex Peace-Gadsby, the Chief Commissioner for England. Alex then tweeted about the million hands projects that were represented at the AGM.