Doris the Donkey Christmas Appeal

This Christmas, you can help Doris the donkey deliver the gift of Scouting to more young people than ever before.

Each week, Scouting offers almost half a million young people the opportunity to develop vital life skills, make an impact in their communities and achieve their full potential, but over 55,000 children and young people are still waiting for their adventure to begin. By supporting Doris's Christmas Appeal and donating £1 for one of her festive badges (or £3 for her card), you can help us to change that, and ensure that Scouting continues to change lives for generations to come.

With your help, we can…

  • Deliver Scouting in more deprived areas, empowering more young people from underrepresented communities to learn vital life skills, develop lasting friendships, and make a positive impact in their local area
  • Help reduce our waiting list of 55,000 young people
  • Make ‘Scouting for all’ a reality, by providing training to volunteers who support children and young people with additional needs

Which items can I collect this year? 

Our new mascot - Doris the donkey - stars on our brand new Christmas badge and blanket badge, available for a minimum donation of £1 each. We also have two new festive card packs on offer, so you can deliver your seasons greetings in style.


Did you miss out on the badges before?

This year, all of our previous Christmas characters have been reunited in our 4-badge pack. For a minimum donation of £3, you can collect them all, taking Doris the donkey, Fleur the Penguin, Ralph the Reindeer, and Bernard the Robin with you on your Scouting journey.

Ralph the Reindeer and our Christmas Robin badges are available now.