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Bring a friend evening

A Bring a friend evening is the ideal tool for your group or unit to recruit young people or to open more sections. 

The idea is that all the young people are given the opportunity to invite a friend along to participate in a normal meeting of your Colony, Pack, Troop or Unit.

Encourage your members to get involved and spend a meeting making personal invitations for them to pass on to their friends. 

On the evening, it is important that the activities you choose to run are easily accessible for those who are not currently members. Consider activities such as rocket building, games nights or an evening of different activity bases.

As young people leave the meeting, it’s the ideal time to offer them the opportunity to join your Scout Group. Encourage parents to attend some of the meeting, so you can meet them and tell them more about scouting. Remember that the parents of new young people in scouting are potential adult volunteers.