Roihu for non-scouts - tips and tricks for recruiting new members!

Roihu is also a possiblity to grow your units size!

Traditionally in Scout units, there tends to be as many cub scouts than there is places, but in the explorer, rover and leader age groups, there is often a lack of members. On big camps, the enticement of non-scouts to the scouting culture via a camp experience has already been practiced and now Roihu is the first finnjamboree, to which also non-scouts are welcome!

Scouting can feel distant or behind closed doors for a non-scout. Through Roihu, there is also a possibility to set a new record for the most non-scouts invited to a camp and the greatest growth of units. Units are invited to offer a camping possibility actively to potential newcomers on top of their own members! What is meant is not massive, just ask your friends to join us!

Roihu is a great place to try out scouting and the objective is that the children, youngsters and adults that come to the camp with an unit, would be motivated to join in on that units' activities. Non-scouts will come to the camp with an unit. so they will lodge with the camp unit and will participate in the same activities throughout the camp. Trackers will participate to the activities with their peers and rovers and older will have a staff position according to their age groups.

Check out from the sidebar under the page Non-scout -marketing tips and tricks on how to motivate friends to join in. Accepting the challenge is beneficial in other ways as well: the unit with the most non-scouts relative to their units' size will win a package of goodies for the whole unit!

Kuva: Harri Halmejärvi