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Name generation evenings

Some people find it dificult to produce a list of people with the skills and qualities needed to do various jobs in Scouting. Yet if you can produce a long list of suitable candidates, it is easier to find that new leader or helper.

A very successful way is to organise a name generation evening. This involves inviting a small group of people to meet and brainstorm a list of people that they know, who would be capable of doing the job that you are trying to fill.

The group of people you invite should number between six and 12, and should meet for an hour in a comfortable environment. The group will benefit by comprising of a mixture of existing members of the scout group (such as leaders and executive members) and useful members from the local community, who may not have had any previous involvement with Scouting.

More details are in the factsheet below.

Recruiting Adults - running a name generation evening (FS500010) (PDF)

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