This could be done in conjunction with your church or another section or organisation. Aim: To inform the young people about the needs of others and provide a sense of achievement by giving opportunities to help
The leaders to decide upon the charity that it is to benefit. Often a local need can provide a more relevant opportunity than a national charity. Taken from the BB Anchors Pro Pack community C-17
Ways in which the young people could help
• Sponsored event e.g. silence, potted sports, walk, etc.
• Donation card – collect donations to colour in anchor (re template).
• Smarties tubes – give each boy a tube of smarties to take home, challenge them to bring them back full of coins, e.g. you can fit £13 worth of twenty pence pieces into a tube.
• A line of pennies – boys collect pennies and arrange to make a line of them in a public place, perhaps on a Saturday morning, when you might get members of the public involved. Coins collected to be donated to a chosen charity.
For maximum benefit arrange for the young people to visit the charity or have a representative from the charity to come and receive the money. This is a good opportunity for publicity.
For full details see the BB Anchors Pro Pack C17