School assemblies are a great opportunity to give young people a short and exciting introduction to Scouting.
A school assembly should always be followed up by some kind of open night at the Group. Use the assembly as a way to promote this open night and give out flyers.
This guide is designed to provide you with some advice on how to promote Scouting through schools and help you to make the best use of the most successful method of recruiting new Members of Beaver Scout and Cub Scout age for your Group.
This resource in our guide and toolkit provides you with advice and information on:
how to approach your local school;
how to use the school to build you numbers or start your Scout Group or new Section;
the different types of presentation that can be made at a school;
How to make a presentation;
How to produce your own publicity material.
This guide is designed for use in Primary Schools. School presentations, of the type outlined below are not really suitable for older age groups. In fact experience has shown that making a presentation to a group of Secondary School pupils may actually cause existing Scouts to resign.
Any presentation made to Secondary School pupils or 6th Form college students is best done by the Scouts, Explorer Scouts or members of the Scout Network themselves.