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Recruitment: a fresh approach

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Recruitment: a fresh approach


Adults in Scouting provide the skills, resources, support and encouragement to enable young people to take part in a balanced programme. There are many reasons why you might decide to actively recruit more volunteers. Most Groups and Districts will be looking to recruit for a specific role, for example a new Section Leader or a Treasurer for the Executive Committee, or need help in an emergency.

But recruitment should be an ongoing process! These webpages look at a variety of ways in which you can plan and implement an effective recruitment campaign or event. You can browse the different methods by using the menu on the right and selecting the group of people you are aiming to recruit. For each method, you will find a brief overview, some tips for using the method, and where possible, case studies, support material and web links for further information.

Do you have anything to add?

The information on these pages is by no means exhaustive. If you have any other examples of recruitment methods, if you have tried a method and have a tip to add, or if you would like to add your case study to the site, we would love to hear from you. Email your thoughts and ideas to the Adult Support Office.

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