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Thousands of Scouts are being given the opportunity to learn practical DIY skills with the introduction of a badge in DIY.

Scouts will be able to learn simple jobs such as changing a tap washer and unblocking a sink, but will also be given the chance to learn more complicated tasks. The new badge is being introduced in partnership with B&Q, and the badge will have differing skills levels.

Scout Association spokesman Simon Carter said ‘Scouting is all about helping young people develop the skills they need for life. The types of skills girls and boys can acquire from gaining the DIY badge are the type of practical skills that are needed as they grow up and live independently away from the family home.’

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