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Is everyone happy?

With a larger team than normal potentially involved, it can be hard to keep track of everything and everybody.

You may like to assign each parent with a buddy; one of your leadership team who they can turn to if they have any questions. These may be questions about scouting skills, or how to work with challenging behaviour.

Prepare your team to be available to the parents and as helpful as possible. This is a really important aspect of making this an effective recruitment event, and part of your duty to lead and manage both the camp and the team.

Another idea is to have one leader on the team whose sole role at camp is to look after all the new adults. This would be someone with good people skills, who is approachable and considerate. They can take the time to make sure all the parents are happy and fully involved in the camp.

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