The attractive Scout group

The attractive Scout group

April 13, 2015

Copenhagen Economics has investigated how attractive scout groups in the Danish Guide and Scout Association differ from less attractive scout groups. An attractive scout group is a group with more members than socio-economic indicators, number of children and level of income for the neighbourhood in question suggest.

Based on a comprehensive study including econometric analyses, questionnaire surveys and focus interviews, we conclude that the attractive scout groups have four elements in common:

1. Team spirit. Team work and flexibility is crucial.
2. Ambition. The group must have exiting and challenging activities.
3. Simplicity. The voluntary work as scout leader must be easy and well-arranged, e.g. through practical routines.
4. Leadership. The leadership must be visionary and practical.

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