HELP SCOUTS Legacies Legacies BELIEVING IN YOUNG PEOPLE The Scouts provide youth members with the skills and experiences that equip them for life's challenges and help them to make a positive impact on your communities. This could mean getting jobs, building confidence, saving lives, and even change the world. Making a Will is an important step to take when planning for the future. It makes it easier for family and friends to settle your affairs, and it provides great comfort to know your loved ones will be looked after when you’re gone. HOW TO LEAVE A LEGACY Contact your solicitor to work out the value of your estate. Check that your property, investments and any debts are all included. Choose your beneficiaries – the people or charities you would like to remember in your Will. Many people leave a percentage of their estate to the Scouts which is often called a Residuary Gift. This will help ensure that loved ones are provided for first. Appoint your Executors – the individuals responsible for ensuring that your wishes are fulfilled. They will be named in your Will. Visit a solicitor, who will have your Will drawn up. Circumstances will differ from person to person so it is strongly advised that you get reliable, professional advice on the best options available to you when writing a Will. Keep your Will somewhere safe and secure. Your solicitor will often look after it for you, but you may wish to retain your own copy too. Tell a relative, close friend or an Executor of your Will where the original copy is stored. Complete your pledge form to share your intentions. We would love the chance to thank you properly. Download the pledge form here. Make a difference to a young person by leaving a gift to Scouting in your Will. To leave a life-changing legacy and make your mark on Scouting, please get in touch and we will provide you with the necessary information. Contact us on [email protected] or call 020 8433 7184. LEGACIES HELP PEOPLE LIKE SONNY The young person's name and image has been substituted to preserve privacy. Sonny used to spend all his time around his mum, never leaving her side. When he joined the Scouts, Sonny’s confidence grew, he made friends, became more independent and took part in dozens of new activities. But, don’t take our word for it… Read Sonny’s full story here.