Cub Scout Recruitment
The best things in Scouting happen at the unit level. It’s true for
life changing experiences that happen in every pack meeting, and
it’s true for recruiting as well. When packs and dens get involved,
more boys are introduced to the adventure of Scouting than through
any other recruiting campaign or method. We can’t do it without you!
School Night to Join Scouting
School Night to Join Scouting (SNJS), is a recruiting event held
at every elementary school to give the youth an opportunity to join
Cub Scouts. It is a cooperative effort between our districts and
pack leadership. The Join Scouting Night should be a fun informative
night for prospective families.
parents, this is the first experience they have with Scouting, so
their initial impression is crucial. If parents leave with a bad
experience they may never give scouts another chance. For this
reason we all need to work hard to ensure that the new families feel
welcomed and informed. Remember, parents trust us with their most
precious treasures- their children. We must always do our best to
meet their highest expectations.
find resources and tips for making recruiting a fun and enjoyable
experience that keeps the bigger picture in focus: growing your unit
to reach more kids, strengthen your packs and have more fun!
Packs with an excellent track record of recruiting and retaining
members have one thing in common – theyare prepared to receive boys into their program. Use the following
guidebook as playbook on how to successful conduct a school night to
join scouting and parent orientation meeting.
School Night to Join Scouting Guidebook & Parent Orientation
– School Night Resource Kit
New Parent On-Boarding Envelope
on-boarding envelopes and resources are given to new parents as
they attend the School Night to Join Scouting.
Orientation Guide (Link)
Talent Survey (Link)
Mini-Boy’s Life Magazines
Populate your BeAScout Pin
should be populating their "unit pin" in order to display the most
encourage Scouts to bring in new membership by inviting their
friends to participate in what the Scouting program has to offer.
marketing plan is important to promote your packs program
year-round, not just at school night.
This will keep
your unit in front of prospective members.
Recruiting without School Access (Link)
Boy Talk How
Cub Scout Parents (Link)
Mind of a Cub Scout (Link)
Scouting Fortifies Son Who Has Autism (Link)
Scouting Boosted Her Son’s Confidence and Stopped Bullying (Link)
Mom Shares 5
Reasons to Get Kids into Scouting (Link)
Mom Shares 9
Reasons to Get Your Son Involved in Boy Scouts ASAP! (Link)