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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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Let's Do the Challenging Ones activity

Reflect on aspects of Our Volunteering Culture that your team can improve upon

Activity outcomes

  • Understanding our team – think about behaviour from a team perspective.
  • Develop our team – approach improvement as a team.

Activity details

  • 30 minutes (or longer)
  • Indoors/outdoors/in person
  • Any volunteer team

You'll need

Before you begin

The activity

  • Each Team Member draws circles on Our Volunteering Culture next to bullet statements they feel are the team’s strongpoints.
  • Identify the bullet statements with the fewest circles. Reflect on what can be done to strengthen these areas, as a team.
  • The conversation should be kept on the team level and any steps for improvement (big or small) need to be owned as a team.

Activity variations

  • For more nuance, instead of circles, Team Members assign a value (1 = low, 2 = OK, 3 = high) to the bullet statements.
  • For even more detail, Team Members assign values (or circles) on two separate printouts of the Our Volunteering Culture. The first assesses the team as a whole, the second reflects their own performance.
  • This generates two assessments through different lenses. Compare how members see the team as a whole and themselves as part of it.


This activity reflects on sharing, as a team, the task of constantly improving.

What within the bullet statements was most challenging?

What perspectives and experiences lie in the team that could help?

How can the team support one another to embrace Our Volunteering Culture?

Are there good practices and tips for the team to adopt?

What are strengths that the team can build on?

Is there an action or next step to be taken?

  • To encourage your team to focus on specific behaviours, base the activity on a smaller selection of bullet statements
  • See the examples under variations.
  • This activity requires a basic level of comfort within the team.


About Me

Reflect on your own behaviours within Our Volunteering Culture, both in terms of what you do well and what you could work on.

Try the About Me activity

Well Done You!

Reflect on, acknowledge and celebrate aspects of Our Volunteering Culture your team does well.

Try the Well Done You! activity