Veteran (100+ posts)
I just wanted to see how others dealt with this really. Our unit has been fairly popular for the last couple years, to the point we've expanded to take up to 30 girls, rather than just 24. However this term we're back down to 24, and I know we can manage the girls on the list who will be 7 soon. So at what point do you guys make real efforts at recruiting girls? 85% of our girls come to us via word of mouth (so friends or siblings), or transfers (via Rainbows or moving to the area). We've had maybe 1 I can trace to leaflets (that the girls drew) we've left in the school we meet in. We've 24 girls (compared to 15 or so when I started helping in 2009), so we're not exactly empty or in danger of closing. Or should advertising be something we're doing all the time, even on the basis of "Get your girls on our waiting list now!"?