Jumpstart to Growth Resource Centre
Retaining and Recruiting Youth

Industrious people know that growth isn't something to be left to chance. It requires forethought, planning and commitment to carry out a strategy. In Scouting growth happens when year-to-year youth retention is high and there are good youth recruitment practices in place.


This Jump Start to Growth is a simple-to-follow collection of best practices to help Scout Groups recruit and retain youth to Scouting Sections. Many of the resources listed can be easily implemented and adapted to suit local needs.