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One for All blog – Getting off to a good start!

Tuesday 5th July 2016

1st/2nd Milngavie Anchor section has seen a really strong membership over the past several sessions.  Val Dunn, Officer-in-charge, offers her take on how best to grow membership…

“You might need to begin by contacting your local authority education department to get permission to approach the schools.  If not, it’s best to start by getting the names of the head teachers at each local school and  ask if they would be willing to help you by either letting you talk with the kids or putting the leaflets out.  It’s important to be confident, but not pushy especially with the schools – we need their support!

I’d say the best time to go to the schools is in June or at least not the first day back.  Schools seem to be more relaxed at this time.  Other important folk to contact are local churches, local newspaper and community magazines.

At training courses, I think it would help to have someone come and talk about things like interacting with schools and parents, visiting homes, and correspondence between home and BB. This has the effect of parents supporting B.B and working together for your members.

We need to go out and attract new members these days – they don’t often just arrive!”

1st/2nd Milngavie meets in St Luke’s Church on Balvie Road, Milngavie.

Have you got a recruitment success story?  Share what has worked well by emailing oneforall@boys-brigade.org.uk

1st-2nd Milngavie pic