Cub Scout Recruitment

The essential foundation to the Boy Scout program, Cub Scouts offers an outdoor and educational program that allows boys to socialize, work in teams, broaden their educational experience, and understand the value of physical fitness and responsibility.

By joining Cub Scouts, Scouts have taken their first step on the Scouting trail.  Cub Scout Recruitment is important – statistics have found that those who stay in Cub Scouts tend to stick with Scouting and display good character traits as they get older.

A year-long effort, Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council has two main recruitment campaigns – Spring and Fall Recruitment.  Packs are encouraged to recruit new families during Spring and Fall so they can take part in the Scouting activities.


2014 Fall Recruitment Campaign

Cub Scout Recruitment is a major event at which Cub Scout-age boys are invited to join their neighborhood Cub Scout pack. Boys are invited to join your pack at a special recruiting meeting (“Join Night”) through a variety of promotional methods: fliers that are distributed through schools directly to the boys, classroom presentations, booth or display at a school’s open house, posters, school newsletter, social media, and neighborhood advertising with yard signs. At the meeting, parents will receive an overview of the Cub Scout program. Then boys are registered and assigned to dens. The Join Night Meeting is also an excellent opportunity to recruit new adult volunteers.


FALL NEW BOY JOINING INCENTIVE: For every new Cub Scout who joins between August 15 and September 30, the pack will receive a $8 per Scout rebate. To make this incentive available, a Pack representative will need to discuss your recruiting plan with your District Executive who can help support you through this process.


We have lots of materials and resources to help you out. Contact your District Executive or District Membership Chair today to make a plan and order materials