A steady flow of youth into a Cub Scout pack or Boy Scout troop is essential to maintaining the unit’s health. New Scouts bring energy and enthusiasm to the unit program.
To avoid the pitfall of shrinking membership, a unit should add at least 10 new Scouts every year. Having a year-round growth plan in place will help attract new Scouts.
The first step for any recruitment effort is to appoint a unit committee member to serve as the unit membership chair. This person will develop and implement a year-round growth plan that incorporates all methods of recruitment, working closely with other Scouting units in the community, the district membership committee and the unit commissioner.
2013 Fall Recruitment Campaign
Join in the council-wide neighborhood recruiting blitz September 16 – 27. All neighborhood packs, troops and crews are encouraged to work together to promote Scouting to the community and assist with Joining Events. Don’t miss out on our great incentive program for recruiting new members in September. Your unit will earn a $5 registration rebate for every youth registered from August 15-September 30. San Jose State University Football team will also give special recognition to all units recruiting 8 or more youth at their Scout Night game on October 26th.
- Promotional Material Order Form
- Recruitment Guide
- Fall Recruiting rebate program
- SJSU Scout Night recruiting recognition
- Fall Recruitment Kick-off Unit Leader presentation
- National Recruiting Resources
An essential part of Scouting, the Boy Scout program depends on the foundation of Cub Scouts. While Cub Scout recruitment is year-round, there are two formal recruitments, Spring and Fall. There are many helpful resources for your pack’s recruitment campaign:
There are three methods of recruiting new Scouts into troops: