If or when the time is right for you to include a charity in your Will, The Scout Association recommends that you use the following wordings, although of course your solicitor may adapt them according to your individual needs.

Specific legacy to The Scout Association (Pecuniary legacy)

"I GIVE AND BEQUEATH to The Scout Association of Gilwell Park, Chingford, London. E4 7QW (Incorporated by Royal Charter) Charity number 306101;  the sum of __________________________________for the General Purposes of The Scout Association AND I DECLARE the receipt of the Treasurer or other proper Officer for the time being shall be a good discharge to my Executors".

Residue of Estate for the general purposes of The Scout Association (Residuary bequest)

"Subject as foresaid I GIVE AND BEQUEATH The whole (or a ___________ share of the residue of my Estate whatsoever and wheresoever both real and personal) to The Scout Association of Gilwell Park, Chingford, London, E4 7QW (incorporated by the Royal Charter) Charity number 306101; absolutely for the General Purposes of The Scout Association, AND I DECLARE that the receipt of the Treasurer or other proper Officer for the time being shall be a good discharge to my Executors"

For more information or assistance with the wording of your will, please contact laura.herring@scouts.org.uk