Actor Warwick Davis on listening and learning from the Scouts - Yorkshire Post letters

From: Warwick Davis, actor, director and Scout Ambassador.

Actor Warwick Davis is an ambassador for the Scouts.

AS a proud Scout Ambassador, I’m always looking for ways to help young people in Yorkshire develop the skills they need to succeed. One of the most essential of these is active listening.

Today, according to new YouGov research, 86 per cent of UK adults who had a view said we don’t listen to each other enough in UK society. That needs to change.

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In my profession, on the set of a Hollywood movie, if actors don’t listen to each other, the scene doesn’t work.

The same applies in real life – good listening is vital at both home and at work. The good news is that the Scouts in Yorkshire are leading the way in this area.

Over 90 per cent of UK adults say that the Scouts are helping young people to develop this important skill.

When young people learn listening skills, it encourages them to develop empathy and understand more about the needs of others. So whether you’re an adult looking for a great volunteering opportunity in Yorkshire this year, or a young person looking to develop your skills, then visit to find out how to get involved. Thanks to all our great Scout volunteers and thanks for listening.