A recent study has suggested this. The study consisting of 10,000 people found ex-members were 15% less likely than other adults to suffer anxiety or mood disorders at the age of 50. This is believed to be due to lessons in resilience and resolve that such organizations offer, which has a lasting impact.
Researchers stated their findings indicated that programs that help children develop skills such as self-reliance and teamwork, and encourage being active outdoors, may have lifelong benefits. Attending the guides or scouts may help build resilience against common stresses in life, or it may increase a person’s chances of achieving more in life, so that they are less likely to experience such stresses, the team suggested.
This is therefore surely likely to help in the careers of those who joined Scouts or the Girl Guides, making them more comfortable to go for interviews and confident in the work place, perhaps making them stand out against those who don’t have such qualities!