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Member attitudes revealed

During summer 2013 members took part in a survey to share their views about Scouting. The aim of this survey was to understand how empowered, valued and proud members are feeling, as well as measure The Scout Association’s progress on the Vision towards 2018.

The survey also provided an opportunity to explore what members find most enjoyable about Scouting and what they find most challenging. 

The results show that members largely feel proud and positive about Scouting: 87% of members would recommend volunteering with Scouting to family and friends, 93% feel proud to tell people that they are a Scout volunteer and 90% believe that they are making a positive impact on their community.

Survey results have been shared with the Trustee Board and HQ’s volunteer team and staff. They have also been shared locally were there were sufficient responses for anonymity. Key findings are now being addressed by work plans and targets have been set in The Scout Association’s strategic plan (2014-2018) to improve members’ experiences of Scouting.

Please find a summary report and maps illustrating the survey results below.

View the summary report

View a map of how proud members are across the UK

View a map of how valued members feel across the UK

View a map of how empowered members feel across the UK

Note: any County/Area/Region coloured mauve on the maps had a response rate too low to provide anonymous results.



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