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Volunteering at Scouts is changing to help us reach more young people

Volunteering is changing to help us reach more young people

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Scouts can be #GoodForTwo! Bring a friend to experience the benefits

Inspired by the #GoodForYou campaign, we’re encouraging members to join in #GoodForTwo.

The concept is for volunteers and young people to invite a friend or parent down for a taster night. It’s an informal way to encourage potential new adult volunteers to give Scouts a try.

This method is tried and tested for young people recruitment, but can also be used for adult recruitment. (If youth recruitment is your focus, you could do this tactic with young people bringing other young people too.)

Research tells us adults are more likely to volunteer if they can do it with someone they know. That’s why #GoodForYou is Good For Two.

We know that Scouts is good for your wellbeing, community and friends – so let’s show our friends that it can be good for them as well.

Check out the example programme that you could run on a taster night to make sure everyone gets involved.

There’s lots more guidance to come to walk you through what to think about, how to plan for your taster night, how to invite people, how to involve new people on the night so they feel welcome, how to follow up – and much more.

For now, you could discuss with your team if you’d like to show how Scouts can be #GoodForTwo and get a date in the diary for a taster night.

If you decide to try this tactic, we’d love to hear your experiences about what went well and what could be better next time.

Guidance on how to bring a friend

Top tips and real stories about how to successfully bring a friend along

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Upcoming volunteer recruitment workshops

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Sample #GoodForTwo programme

Download a sample programme