1.Firstly work out the value of your estate, ensuring that you include property, investments and any debts.

2. Then choose your beneficiaries – the people or charities you’d like to remember in your Will. Many people leave a percentage of their estate to the Scouts (also called a residuary gift). This ensures that loved ones are provided for first.

3. Appoint your executors – the individuals responsible for ensuring that your wishes are fulfilled. They will be named in your Will.

4. Visit a solicitor, who will have your Will drawn up. Everyone’s circumstances are different, and it is therefore strongly advisable that you get reliable professional advice on the best options available to you when writing a Will.

5. Keep your Will somewhere safe. Your solicitor will often look after it for you, but you may wish to retain your own copy too and Tell a relative or close friend where the original copy of your Will is stored.

6. Complete your pledge form, which is enclosed with this guide, to share your intentions – we’d love the chance to thank you properly

To talk through these with you so we can help you along the way please contact us on 020 8433 7184 or email for more information and a legacy pack on [email protected]