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Membership and Recruiting Resources

Maintaining Vibrant and Growing Units 

Welcome to the 2021 Membership and Recruiting page! 

Packs, Troops and Crews are designed to be perpetual... young Scouts enter, grow and move on to the next program. But the unit continues. Long-lived Scouting units are no accident - they achieve that through intentionally recruiting every year.

A steady flow of youth into your unit is essential to maintaining its health. Plus, new Scouts bring energy and enthusiasm to the program, and provide leadership opportunities for older Scouts! As some attrition is only natural, your unit should set a goal of adding at least 5-10 Scouts every year. Also, having a year-round growth plan in place will help attract new Scouts.

Below you'll find recruiting resources for Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA and Venturing.

Please note: While helpful, some of the material listed here is relatively new. Please engage with your District Executive and/or Unit Commissioner if you have questions.

 

Quick Hits:

                                                                             

Ready, Set, Scout!

Join volunteers from across the country for a national recruitment kick-off!  As we build momentum toward fall recruitment, and an exciting year of Scouting, hear national-level volunteers talk about effective ways to invite families to join!  From resources to best methods, you’ll gain ideas to help you welcome families into Scouting! 

Tuesday, July 27 at 6:30pm Central

 

Cub Scouts

BSA Brand Center Content - Cub Scout Recruiting
Looking for images, logos, signage and more? Check out the BSA Brand Center for the latest in 2021 customizable recruitment materials. Download, print and go!

Social Media
Social Media Planning Calendar
Social Media Sample Content

Webinars
July 29 - Beyond School Access - Starts: 7:00 PM ET / 8:00 PM CT - Register Now
Aug 12 - Welcoming to Cub Scouting - Starts: 7:00 PM ET / 8:00 PM CT - Register Now
Aug 26 - Join Scouting Night Done Right! - Starts: 7:00 PM ET / 8:00 PM CT - Register Now

Scouts BSA

Visit the Scouts BSA Recruitment and Membership page for a rich selection of recruitment methods and resources. Included is a timeline for a year-long approach to the Webelos/AOL-to-Scout transition, starting in the fall. (But after COVID, you may want to consider adapting and shortening it to reach last year's AOL Scouts!)

BSA Brand Center Content - Scouts BSA Recruiting
Looking for images, logos, signage and more? Check out the BSA Brand Center for the latest in 2021 customizable recruitment materials. Download, print and go!

Scouts BSA Join Night Customizable Presentation

Social Media
Note: Despite the folder location, this information is NOT specific to Cub Scouts. Also, see the Brand Center content (above) for suggested Scouts BSA social media images. (Even better: Use similar images from your own Troop!
Social Media Planning Calendar
Social Media Sample Content

Venturing

BSA Brand Center Content - Venturing Recruiting
Looking for images, logos, signage and more? Check out the BSA Brand Center for the latest in 2021 customizable recruitment materials. Download, print and go!

Social Media
Note: Despite the folder location, this information is NOT specific to Cub Scouts. Also, see the Brand Center content (above) for suggested Venturing social media images. (Even better: Use similar images from your own Crew!)
Social Media Planning Calendar
Social Media Sample Content

 

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