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Influence stage 5

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Who makes decisions? How do you get your voice heard?

Learn how to identify decision makers and gain the skills to influence them on the issues you care about. Stage 5 is recommended for Guides and Rangers.

Here's a taste of the activities you can look forward to trying at this stage. Ask your leader about all the things you'll need to do to earn this badge.

People power - Do you ever come across issues that make you really angry, but don’t know what to do about them? Find out about pressure groups and how to channel your energy positively to make change happen.

Snowflake connectors - You want to take action and persuade others to follow suit. But how do you know who to contact? Get to know and build your networks to make the biggest impact.

Donation stations - Toolkits at the ready! There are all sorts of different tools and tactics that you can use to help you fundraise successfully. Try some out and see if you can influence for the greater good.

Convince me! - Know how to make the perfect pitch and see if you’re the one to convince the group to run with your ideas…

Advert inspector - Have you ever seen an advert that’s used language to make food sound tasty, or a TV show sound really fun? Words make the world of difference when influencing, particularly on adverts. Get creative and see if you can influence through adverts.

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