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Through our A Million Hands partnership we’re working with the Scouts Association UK to transform lives around the world!

Scouts groups work towards their Community Impact badge by taking part in activities that will help us reach everyone everywhere with taps, toilets and hygiene by 2030.

As part of the process, every Scout should follow each of these five key steps:

  • Understand the need
    Helping young people to understand the issue through activities such as visits to community facilities or listening to external speakers who can bring the issue to life.  
  • Plan action
    Taking time to think through how young people could take action that would have a genuine impact on the lives of others.
  • Take action
    Taking practical action that will make the biggest difference to the issue. 
  • Learn and do more
    Reflecting on what the people involved have learned, how they have developed and how they could make even more change happen. 
  • Tell the world
    Helping young people to celebrate their achievements and encourage wider society to take action.

Use the tabs below to find inspiration and resources to support some of the activities in the A Million Hands Resource pack at each stage of the programme.

You’ll also get a taste of what fellow Scouts are up to in Madagascar, one of the countries where we work.

Here are some great resources to get you started with learning about our work and why its important that we reach everyone everywhere with clean water, sanitation and hygiene.

Everyone everywhere 2030 

Listen to Grace’s story to learn about the importance of clean water and toilets to a community, and find out about the difference you can make.

Watch Grace's story > 

A vision within reach

See the difference clean water, toilets and hygiene can make, and how close we are to reaching everyone everywhere with this interactive story.

Come on the journey >

The importance of sanitation

It's easy to underestimate the importance of sanitation, but these two families demonstrate how a safe, private toilet should not be taken for granted.

A tale of two toilets > 

What we do

Our work is full of interesting and inspiring stories that will help you to learn more about what we do. 

Stories from our work >
Planning action is all about working out what you are going to do, when and where. It might be learning a song or preparing a poster. Here are some examples:
See how some Scouts have decided to take action:
Here you can learn more about the water and sanitation crisis and think up ways to make even more change happen.
If you have chosen to do the Water Mapping activity in the resource pack why not add any interesting finds or stories to our Big History Project map – an interactive map where you can browse photos memories and stories about the history of taps and toilets across the UK. 

Visit the Big History Project > 
WaterAid works with water companies across the country. You can link up with your local water company and work on a water issue important to your area.

Find your local water company >