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Eastleigh District Adult Recruitment Campaign ‘ Staffing the Adventure’. Aims and Objectives. To recruit up to 50 new adults into Eastleigh Scouting To raise the profile of Scouting in Eastleigh. Publicity. Leaflets in ‘freebies’ to all Eastleigh District post codes

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Aims and objectives
Aims and Objectives

  • To recruit up to 50 new adults into Eastleigh Scouting

  • To raise the profile of Scouting in Eastleigh


  • Leaflets in ‘freebies’ to all Eastleigh District post codes

  • Advert placed in Eastleigh Borough News – delivered to all households

  • Parent packs for all Groups

  • Posters for all Groups

  • Letters to local companies

The launch
The Launch

  • Saturday 6th November

  • Wells Place (outside Partners) and inside Swan Centre

  • Set up from 8.30 am

  • County Trailer – Climbing Tower – Shelterbox display

  • Support from all Groups!

Young spokespeople training
Young Spokespeople Training

  • Sunday 17th October

  • 1st Eastleigh HQ

  • Supported by County

  • For young people from each Group – Scouts/Explorers

  • Putting a young face on Eastleigh Scouting

  • Support from all Groups/Units!

The welcome evening
The Welcome evening

  • Monday 22nd November

  • 1st Eastleigh HQ

  • Module 1 DVD – welcome to Scouting

  • Assistance with Form AA

  • Explanation of next steps

  • Refreshments

  • Supported by all Groups!

Training support
Training support

  • Planned collective training evenings for all new recruits

  • Possibility for existing leaders to join in and advance their own training

  • Aim is to support training to make it easier and quicker to complete

  • Training should be supported by all Groups!

Review and repeat
Review and repeat

  • How did we do?

  • Is the campaign worth repeating?

  • Can we do if differently?

  • Feedback from all Groups welcome!

Campaign programme

What are we after ?

Adults of all ages and of all skill levels whatever time they can give

Adults who like children and young people

50 adults wanted – what number will we consider a success ? One good new section leader? 20 new volunteers ? ......


Now this week
NOW – this week

  • Groups to submit editorial to local community/Church/School newsletters

  • Groups to list tasks that they need doing – from those that take an hour a month (ie Notice boards) to the many that take longer

Sunday october 17 th at 1 st eastleigh hq

Sunday October 17th at 1st Eastleigh HQ

Training for young spokespeople – now recruiting suitable young people!

One hour briefing for adult support team – for all those helping out with the Launch event (from 10.00 am)

Week commencing october 24 th

Week commencing October 24th

Groups: distribute posters and leaflets to local shops/ libraries/schools/surgeries (docs/dentists/vets)

District: begin to monitor/record/respond

(DC letter) to telephone calls/email offers

Oct 28th: Distribution of 10,250 flyers with free papers to SO50 4-9 houses

Media releases issued to radio/tv/newspapers

Week commencing november 1st


Groups to distribute to all members the parent ‘ mud’ folder, containing

Letter from GSL (suggested draft available)


District to provide literature to 3 x large local employers as pilot to evaluate response

Saturday november 6 th launch 9 00 4 30

Saturday November 6th Launch 9.00 – 4.30

Site 1: Wells Place - climbing wall and County trailer

Site 2: Swan Centre – static display including Shelter Box (to give flyer about donations, not collecting)

Request: We are seeking a ‘personality’ who will gain media attention by scaling climbing wall – any ideas?

Response to enquiries

Response to enquiries

District will continue daily monitoring/ recording responding to emails/Tel calls

‘DIRECT TO GROUP’ VOLUNTEERS. They will remain ‘yours’ but please pass them through the system !

Welcoming new volunteers

Welcoming new volunteers

All will be invited to a ‘welcome’ on Monday November 22nd 7: 30 at 1st Eastleigh HQ

DVD intro

Outline of support available

Completion of required documentation

Groups to have at least one member present to help please

Monitoring progress of volunteers

Monitoring progress of volunteers

Although from November 22nd we would hope all new volunteers will be with Groups, the usual monitoring will occur and they will be contacted occasionally by District so we can evaluate their progress and this can inform future recruitment and retention.

It is intended that the training programme will commence in January

This is your campaign
This is your campaign!

  • Please give it your full support

  • Contribution not criticism – we welcome all good ideas!

  • Get your young people involved at all levels

  • Above all – lets ensure we make every new volunteer WELCOME!

    Thank You!