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Local events

If you want to let people in your area know that you are there, the best way is to make sure that you are seen in your local community.

You could take your section to a local event and either help out or put on a display. Or perhaps take them to a local supermarket to pack shopping bags, raising some funds whilst raising awareness. Whatever you are doing, make sure that you appear approachable and have a plan as to how you will follow up interested people.

Top tips

Case studies

The City of Bath District

The City of Bath District helped out at the Bath half marathon. They had a total of 18 scouts, 6 explorers and 11 leaders in uniform handing out various refreshments to the runners. From helping out at this event, they managed to get two names of people who were interested in helping.

However, they noticed that most people running the half marathon were from outside of Bath. They believe that they spoke to around 20 people from across the country who were seriously interested in helping scouting and gave them the information centre’s contact details.

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