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February 24 @ 8:45 am - 1:15 pm


Grow Your Group is a series of interactive workshops, spread over three half days that will help you to grow your Scout Group by involving and recruiting more adults (and possibly more youth members) and so be more sustainable.

The workshop works best when your Group is well represented, with participants from all your Sections (Beavers, Cubs and Scouts) together with members of your Executive Committee. Please try and have some core members attend all three Saturdays as the continuity adds to the success of the event.  However, we don’t want to deter people from attending if they cannot commit to all three.   Representation from the Group can include parents, Executive members, leaders, helpers and managers.  If you could not make the earlier sessions, don’t worry – this and the next session will still work for you.

This is the second of three sessions;

Saturday 24th February 2018: 9.00 – 1.00pm (8.45 – 1.15pm)

(We’d like to squeeze an extra session in, so may ask you to come a little earlier and run over by 15 minutes)

Session 6         There is always room for more!

Opening new sections can bring new life to the whole group. It may seem scary but it can be really simple to do.  Here we look at how we can grow with new sections in really simple steps


Session 10       Share the secret formula. Open events and taster sessions. (21 votes)

Our Secret formula is our amazing programmes and fun activities and we need to share that with everyone! If we show adults and young people the fun that we have during a an open event it’s easy to recruit new adult and youth members.


Session 12       Sealing the deal. How to ask and selling scouting (27 votes)

Everyone hates being told no and sometimes that stops us from even asking! So we will look at how we get into the right situation to ask adults to help us and how we can sell scouting and retain those adults that are interested?


Session 13       Follow the Leader.   Understanding the volunteer journey (23 votes)

So that we can welcome new adults into Scouting we need to understand what new adults need to know. So this workshop looks at how we can support new adults and make them feel welcome and really part of the team.


Session 18       Making Noise. How to promote your Group. (21 votes)

Shouting for Scouting – it’s all about making NOISE! A great workshop that looks at publicity and marketing and online media that can really help us to market and promote our groups.

If you found these sessions interesting and useful, please come back and register separately for the last session on 24MAR18.

Leaders on these sessions will be Chris Nagle and Mark Guy.  Any questions at all please do not hesitate to contact any one of the team.


Wendy Keeley, District Commissioner

01293 973174/07964 878005 or email dc@cdscouts.org.uk




February 24
8:45 am - 1:15 pm
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Holy Trinity School
Buckswood Drive, Gossops Green
Crawley, West Sussex RH11 8JE United Kingdom
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