As National Volunteer Week approaches did you know that the latest figure from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) values each hour of volunteering at £14.43?
Have a guess at what that means the leadership team contribute just in organising, planning and running events and activities for the Group alongside all the other time spent in "normal" scouting......
Using the ONS hourly rate that works out at roughly £110,000!!!!! (and that doesn't include parent helpers, the work of the Executive Committee or....)
So please remember the actual "pay" all these volunteers receive is the support of all of you, your time and thanks when you can - and most of all the smiles, memories and achievements of our young people.
Worth far more than any amount of money (well, unless we win the lottery and can build that long dreamed of Scout Hut of course!)