Meccano's Scouts partnership 'a fabulous success'

Country manager praises great results; Nearly 60,000 Cubs and Beavers try Meccano.
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Meccano's year-long partnership with the Scouts Assocation looks to be off to a great start with 29,500 Cubs and 27,500 Beavers taking part in Meccano activities since November.

Sue Barratt, country manager at Meccano Toys UK, said: “Our partnership with The Scout Association is proving a fabulous success. We knew the match between our brands was spot on, but it’s always reassuring to see the results - and what great results.”

Barratt added: “We’re getting another generation of young people interested in creative thinking and problem solving.”

1,600 Cub groups and 1,500 Beaver groups have downloaded activity booklets from an online Meccano resource since the launch of the partnership.

Meccano also sponsors the Beaver Meccano Creative Activity Badge and the year-long Cub Meccano Creative Challenge Award.

Nikki Mason, head of corporate partnerships at The Scout Association, said: “We are delighted by the enthusiasm for the Meccano Creative Challenge. Working together in groups and learning through doing is a key part of the Scout experience for our young people. This challenge allows our young people to develop their creative thinking skills and learn about British landmarks, while having fun with their friends.”

As well as the year long Meccano Creative Challenge, 6,000 six to ten year-olds will travel to the home of scouting Gilwell Park in June to take part in the final of the ‘Building Britain with Meccano’. Packs are building Meccano models of their local landmarks, with Meccano prizes for both the winning Beaver and Cub groups.
Meccano workshops will also be taking place on the day.

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