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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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The review technique

Activities and events are often great fun and enjoyable, enabling us to carry out Scouting activities. We get involved in a lot of different activities - the District Camp, the County hike, the Unit expedition, the Colony fun days, the District Trustee Board meeting, the Annual General Meeting. How much do we learn from these experiences? How often do you review past experiences to learn for the future?

If you hold a successful event - do you know why it was successful? Could you repeat or build on that success? If an event is not as successful as you hoped, what went wrong? How can you ensure the event will be better next time? How often do you sit down with Leaders and review past experiences - what went well and why? What difficulties were there - and why? What positive future plans of action can be made?

The review technique will help you with all of the above. The purpose of looking back is to learn from the past to plan for the future. To build on success.

Individually or in a group you can complete a review chart and make positive plans of action for the future. By improving your own performance and the performance of others you improve the quality of experiences offered to young people in Scouting.

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Draw the chart on a large sheet of paper and review a recent activity. Start by recording what went well remember these observations are based on fact - what you actually observed. Then interpret the observation why did it go well?

After you have exhausted the good points look at any difficulties which occurred and why. Remember to keep the observations factual. After that, make positive plans for the future. Be specific and keep them relevant and realistic.

A sample chart has been completed to provide an example:

The District AGM

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