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Calendar of key dates

October Launch of Scout Community Week, supported by B&Q
Groups can register for Scout Community Week
Review badges and awards that Scout Community Week might help deliver
November Ask young people what community project they would like to do and how they might fundraise
Ask local community what they would like your Group to help with
December Contact local council to see if there is a project your Group can assist with
January Scout Community Week registrants packs sent out
Use online volunteering websites to find volunteering projects in your area
Contact local council to confirm the project
Set up online giving page
February Review helpful Scout Community Week guide book
Check our Choose a Project page for volunteering opportunities
Speak to the Group Executive Committee and plan what fundraising activity to undertake alongside your community project
Set up online giving page
March If you have not already make sure you set up your online giving page
Send letter to parents explaining the project and what you hope to achieve
Approach local businesses with regards to sponsorship or donating resources needed to complete the project
Encourage your young people to design their own posters advertising the community project
Personalise online giving page by adding photos and videos
Ask young people to take their posters home and find somewhere to display them
Organise a letter drop to residents in the local area ask them to support your project
Assign roles for parents
This month you'll hear from your local Media Development Manager (MDM) who will be able to assist you with publicising your event
April Ask parents to display a poster at their place of work that includes the online giving link
Create Scout Community Week as an event on your Scout Group's Facebook profile
Check you have everything you need to complete your project
Ask friends, family and local residents to support your project
Confirm support of local council
Monday 14 May
Sunday 20 May
Scout Community Week has arrived! Make sure you take loads of photos
Monday 21 May Second letter drop informing the local community of what you managed to achieve during Scout Community Week
Speak to people who enquired about volunteering. See what they are interested in and suggest ways they could be involved in Scouting
Wednesday 23 May Work with your Media Development Manager to write a press release detailing the final outcomes and thanking the community for their support
Friday 25 May Final push for sponsorship from friends, family and local residents
Thursday 31 May Make sure you have thanked everyone who made the event possible – don’t forget to ask again for a donation
June Collected all sponsorship money and donate 25% to the Development Grants Board


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