The Scout one is mightily impressive, much better than the dross we get. I especially like the fact all staff, parents/carers and the youngsters are invited to respond to it seems essentially the same survey. Won’t happen in the ATC as they will get far too unnecessarily moist about email addresses, data protection etc. But do it with no specific identifiable personal information, it becomes a general survey which would be more useful than one responded to by a handful, not the few who seem to respond to the cadet ones. Like @Paracetamol suggests the portents based on the other surveys are not good. There will be analysis that cherry picks good bits, which will get highlighted and there will be things that are prominent that sit in the difficult pile and get taken up with a lot of noise of working parties, which slip away like someone drowning.
It was interesting that in the Scout one :
“I felt there was no one else available to help”
“Someone asked me to give help”
“I had spare time to do it”
“It was connected with the needs of my family/friends”
Figure highly in why “non scouts” help as adults and that marketing is a waste of money to get people to volunteer. Well there’s a surprise.
Also not many either Scouts or adults would be likely to recommend others to join.
Does anyone know if the Scout Organisation acted on any of the findings, or did they stick their fingers in their ears and go la la la like HQAC does and has done. The question as to why people won’t ‘invite’ others should be delved into in depth. Would any of us ask someone like a neighbour to come in as staff? Not just the ex-military types, but the normal “bloke or woman” next door?
As someone like others who have responded to the surveys in the vain hope of some positive changes, I don’t hold out much hope. Our expectations for change should be tempered by the way HQAC so readily dismissed DYER, which I feel could have laid the path to a more progressive joined up ‘cadet forces’. I would really like to see a joint HQ, but that means a loss of jobs for the boys and girls in the RAF, so never going to happen.