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Recruitment stand

One way to recruit the general public is to set up a stand in your local area where you can talk to people about scouting and about the opportunities open to them as volunteers. This could be situated in the town centre or at a local boot fair, but make sure you get permission from the appropriate body or organiser.

Top tips

Case studies

Weald District promotion day

Weald District explorers spent a Saturday promoting scouting and looking for new leaders by camping in a shop window. The spectacle gave them plenty of interest and publicity and resulted in six expressions of interest and two new leaders.

Faversham District recruitment day

Leaders from Faversham District in Kent spent a Saturday morning in the busy town market place chatting to the locals and people from further away. The morning resulted in nine adults expressing an interest. All have received a letter and personal invitation to meet up to discuss which roles might be suitable.

City of Bath District

The City of Bath District set up a stand at the local Sainsbury’s supermarket. They found that most people did not stop and look at the stand, but if a direct approach was made some success was achieved. Over two days, the stand recruited six people. A further two were recruited from the related newspaper article.

Support material

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Further information

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