In November 2016, Trent Beaver colony of 1st Alsager Scouts joined a Scouting community impact campaign ‘ A Million Hands’. The project supports four social issues chosen by young people within Scouting. Trent Beavers decided to support those living with Dementia, focusing on how young people can help make their lives better. During 2017, the Beavers took part in sessions to help them understand what it is like to live with Dementia, became Dementia Friends, appeared on Radio Stoke and sang to the residents of a local care home.
The project is run locally by one of the leaders, who got in touch with the Partnership to support the Alsager Dementia Friendly Town initiative. Through this, the Beavers have supported the memory café and plan to support a summer concert in 2018.
Trent Beavers are putting smiles on those living with Dementia locally, and are leading the way for a Dementia Friendly future generation in Alsager. The Beavers make a promise when they join Scouts to do their best and to be kind and helpful. In this project, they are certainly doing this and Alsager Scouts and The Alsager Partnership are proud of them.