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Recruiting Resources

Fall Youth Roundup - 'Scouting, Good For Life'

September 13 - 24, 2010

Here are a few suggestions to help make your fall recruitment a success:

  • Order recruitment materials & plan your presentation
    • Distribute materials to schools and churches your unit serves.
    • Plan early since flyers must be approved by the school district.
    • Invite families to attend
    • Plan to make a presentation at its elementary or junior high school open house. Try to secure a table in an area of high visibility.
    • If possible, secure a few minutes on the Open House agenda (the school principal and PTA President can help with this).
  • Recruitment Night is your unit’s opportunity to show off
    • Demonstrate and display your program at its best.
    • Actively involve visiting families
    • Adult leaders should be available to answer questions and help fill out application forms.
    • Distribute you unit’s annual calendar and list of contact people with their phone numbers.
    • Invite families to attend the first few unit meetings.
    • Hold a new parent orientation within a week after your Recruitment Night.
  • Determine which leadership positions need to be filled.
    • Create leader biographies and distribute copies to new families.
    • Register at least one adult in every family as a member of your unit committee. This will encourage them to become involved in your unit – and you can never have too much help.
  • Challenge each boy in your unit to bring a friend to the Recruitment Night, and also to your next meeting.
  • Finally, make sure all new boys and their parents get registered with BSA promptly.

Click here for lots and lots of recruitment materials and recruitment help

Order Materials On Line

Here are some links to some good sites for recruitment. If you know of any more sites, please send them into.

  • Here is a good web site to explain what scouting it all about It is fun, interactive and for both youth and parents. Click here for thescoutzone.org