Friend Recommend

Friend Recommend

Lots of our Members are enjoying taking part in Scouts at Home activities, then linking up with the rest of your Section online to see how they got on.

But do they have any friends who aren’t in Beavers, Cubs, Scouts or Explorers who are bored at home and would love to try the activities we’re doing?

Why not get them to share the challenges and activities that we’re doing with them so they can have a go and see the sort of stuff we do in Scouts?

And who knows – if they enjoy the activities and get on with everyone else in your Section – they may even want to join us too!

Here’s how you can get involved if you’re a Beaver, Cub, Scout or Explorer…

  • Keep an eye on the activities your Leader is sending you, have a look at our Scouts at Home page, or pick an activity from The Great Indoors
  • Share the activity with your friend who isn’t already in Beavers, Cubs, Scouts or Explorers – make sure your parents know first, and do it online or on the phone, don’t go to their house!
  • Connect with your friend online once they’ve had a go and chat about how they got on and see if they did as well as you did
  • Ask if they’d like to try any more activities
  • Once they’ve had a go at a few ask them if they’d like to join the Scouts – explain to them that we’re not meeting face to face at the moment but that we are still doing activities at home
  • If they say yes, let your parent or carer know and ask them to speak to your Leader

If you’re aged 6-18 and aren’t in the Scouts

  • Make sure your parent or carer knows what you are doing
  • Speak to your friend who’s in Beavers, Cubs, Scouts or Explorers about the activities they do
  • Have a go at some of the activities
  • If you enjoy them, have a word with your friend about how you can get involved and as your parent or carer to speak to theirs
  • Or – you can find your nearest group by clicking here

Parent/carers actions

  • Encourage your child to take part in the Scouts at Home activities
  • If they have any friends who aren’t in Beavers, Cubs, Scouts or Explorers ask them to get in touch and share the activities they are doing – ensure they observe social distancing and aren’t talking to anyone you don’t know
  • If their friend is interested in giving Scouts a go, ask for their parent/carer’s details and say you will pass these on to your child’s Leader

Leaders actions

  • Encourage your Members to take part in the #friendrecommend challenge
  • Share the video below
  • Make sure they have some great Scouts at Home activities to do – either provided by your Group/Unit or by sharing our Scouts at Home page
  • If their parent/carer passes a friends parent’s details to you, get in touch directly with the parent/carer of your Scout’s friend
  • Try and arrange a video chat between you or one of your assistant leaders and the parent/carer(s) and child
  • Tell them about the Scouts and what you usually get up to, and explain that you’re not currently meeting but still trying to give activities each week
  • Once you are happy that they are who they say they are, invite them to join your Facebook group – or however you are sharing activities
  • Do not add anyone unless you are happy they genuinely are a child and parent friends with one of your members
  • Welcome them to the group and encourage them to take part
  • Consider a virtual investiture once you’re happy they want to stay