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Join Scouting Night & Recruiting Resources

The purpose of the fall membership campaign is to give boys in every elementary school the opportunity to join Cub Scouts. It is a cooperative effort between our district membership teams and our pack leadership.

Why should your unit do a Join Scouting NIght?
A national survey of parents who attended a Join Scouting Night was conducted and sheds light on some reasons why parents who come may choose not to enroll their child in Scouting, or claim to be dissatisfied. In the majority of instances where parents were unhappy with their Scouting experience, they felt that the Join Scouting Night lacked organization, offered a poor program, the organizers were not prepared, or there was no follow up to ensure the child was placed in a functioning den. For many 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, and we are also trying to impress them that Cub Scouting is worth their effort as a parent as well as a potential volunteer. We must always do our best to meet their highest expectations.

Click the links below to get all of the information you need to start a boy on his Scouting Journey.


Check out our Recruiting 101 Video


Local Resources


Submit your Dates & Order Flyers


2015 Join Scouting Week Recruiting Guide

My Best Friend is a Cub Scout Recruiting Plan

My Best Friend is a Cub Scout Invitation

Recruiting Incentive Plan 2015

Marketing & PR Guide

Halloween Recruiting Labels

Halloween Recruiting Stickers


National Resources

Click here to see ALL National Recruiting Resources

Selecting Quality Cub Scout Leadership

Cub Scout Parent Information Guide

Bookmarks 4 per Sheet

Bookmarks 8 per Sheet - Spanish

Cub Scout Recruiting Postcards 4 per Sheet

Cub Scout Invitation - Pinewood Derby

Cub Scout Invitation - Campfire

Boy Scout Recruiting Postcards 4 per Sheet

Boy Scout Invitations

Boy Scout Bookmarks 4 per sheet

Venturing Bookmarks 4 per sheet

Venturing Postcards 4 per sheet


Other Resources

Before the Rally

Rally Night

After the Rally

Support Materials



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