After spending time finding the right role for a new or existing volunteer, the first few months are crucial. Making sure that they are supported and can become effective in their role as quickly as possible is key to keeping them motivated and involved.
What is induction?
Induction is the next step after someone says yes. It's about:
• providing information
• meeting people
• having a go.
Many people who get involved in Scouting leave after just a short while, for a variety of reasons from not having a chance to do anything, not being sure exactly what is expected of them, not feeling valued, to being left without any support.
A good way of overcoming some of these difficulties, and encouraging people to stay involved with Scouting for longer is to plan an induction period for new volunteers.
Welcome and induction resources
- Welcome to managers in Scouting -This information is aimed at all those with line management responsibility
- Welcome and Key Policies Card
- Induction Checklist for Managers
- Induction Checklist for Executive Committee Members
- Induction Checklist for Beaver Scout Leaders
- Induction Checklist for Cub Scout Leaders
- Induction Checklist for Scout Leaders
- Induction Checklist for Explorer Scout Leaders
- Induction Checklist for Scout Network Leaders