Recruitment ideas for girl BSA Scouts in Open Discussion - Program Posted Friday at 02:02 PM 11 hours ago, Snowball said: I know friends are best, but any ideas on reaching girls who are not connected to scouts in any way. All of our girls were either friends of girls already in the group, or else were "connected to scouts" in some way. That "some way" might be that a relative in a different state was in scouting. Or perhaps a mother had been a Girl Guide in a different country, or been in GSUSA. Or perhaps the father had been a Boy Scout in a different country. Or the grandfather had been a scout. That is, many of these families already had a positive impression of the scout movement. Don't assume that families need a current connection to BSA, or even that the father needs to have been in BSA, for the family to think that scouting is generally a positive activity for children. What such families to need is to realize that your troop (or proto-troop) exists. Once we got a web presence we ending up collecting several girls from an adjacent school district (not in our council's borders) because they were able to find us on the web.