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Completing the survey

Completing the survey

The Scout Experience Survey was created for young people, parents/carers and adult volunteers in Scouts. We ask everyone to complete it in relation to their experience of Scouts in the last 12 months.

 We want as many people as possible to complete it, however the survey is entirely voluntary and in no way impacts on anyone’s involvement in Scouts.

  • Scouts – All Scouts are encouraged to complete the survey. Scouts under the age of 13 will only be asked a small number of questions and will not be asked any questions of personal details. Scouts who are 13 and over will be asked to complete the full survey including personal details and permissions to use data for further research.
  • Explorers – All Explorer Scouts are encouraged to complete the full survey.
  • Network – All Network (who are not adult volunteers as well) are encouraged to complete the survey.
  • Adult volunteers – All adult volunteers are encouraged to complete the survey (including Section Leaders, Administrators, Executive Committees, supporters, line managers etc.), and to do so in relation to their primary role in Scouts.
  • Parents/carers – All parents/carers who have young people in Scouts (or who left Scouts in the last 12 months) are encouraged to complete the survey in relation to their experiences over the last 12 months. Where a parent/carer has more than one child in Scouts they're encouraged to fill in the survey in relation to the child that has been in Scouts the longest.

British Scouts Overseas

People who are part of British Scouting Overseas (BSO) are also encouraged to complete the survey. The link to complete it is slightly different if you’re based outside the UK:

Otherwise all the guidance below is the same, and there are also template letters below specifically for BSO to help you spread the word and encourage more people to take part.