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  1. There are 3 elements to recruiting in any organization: attraction, conversion, and retention. Attraction is the realm of marketing: get the word out and pull people in. Retention is about delivering on your promise and giving value to the members. But conversion....that's where things get interesting because it's all about the vibe in the unit and showing people your energy and passion so they want to be part of the fun. Make newcomers feel welcome and show them the value that can be theirs to share, and you'll have 'em hooked! That's why I was so impressed by Bryan on Scouting's story of a Michigan pack that created "welcome bags". Great way to involve the cubs in their pack's recruitment campaign! Story: https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2019/10/23/the-ingenious-way-this-cub-scout-pack-welcomes-new-members/
  2. Some of the local veterans groups that support Boy Scouts of America include AMVETS Post 57, Veterans of Foreign Wars Bruce Post 1146, the VFW Fraser-Reid Post 6691, VFW Post Menge 6756 and American Legion Post 261. They will be part of Operation Crossover 1-3 p.m. Nov. 2 at Macomb Mall in the Dick’s Sporting Goods Court. “We will have a number of area organizations and scout packs and troops at the mall in order to convince kids to join or continue in scouting,” Kevin Lauro said. “There will be a number of area youth and parents in attendance as well as some raffle prizes.” “Many veterans organizations sponsor scout groups. The veterans are our adult leaders and scoutmasters, or they assist scout masters. They provide scouts with a meeting place and fundraising opportunities and teach different lessons to kids. “They have flag retirement ceremonies, the means to earn merit badges and Eagle scout rank. The scouts perform service projects and learn outdoors skills. What the veterans do runs the gamut. Some are quite involved. They do it to give back to the community,” Lauro said. AMVETS is a chartered partner with BSA and has a seat on the National BSA Community Relations Committee. The effort goes under the motto “today's children are tomorrow's leaders.” Lauro is a Unit Service Executive of the Sunrise District Boy Scouts of America, Great Lakes Field Service Council, Dauch Scout Center in Detroit. Source link: https://www.macombdaily.com/lifestyles/service-circuit-veterans-support-boy-scouts-as-part-of-operation/article_8bce3734-f680-11e9-ad5c-bf3897d358dd.html
  3. I love the tag line that emphasizes that the girls can earn Eagle so as to emphasize that's the most important thing when it comes to the "older girls program".
  4. In order to help you reach more families in an organic way, I wrote an article My Top 10 Reasons for Joining Cub Scouts. The idea is to share it in appropriate local Facebook groups in advance of your joining nights to get the interest of prospective families in a slightly different way. It's been fairly successful thus far. I hope it helps you.
  5. Is this a new program for BSA? I have heard of the Alumni Ambassadors but not this program. Is is the same? I could not ascertain what the program will do other than possibly recruiting new and alumni Scouts. Anyone know anything about this program?
  6. When my first-grader was looking at scouting, Pack 1280 didn't have anything functioning at the local elementary school. So we and a few other intrepid Tigers signed-up, and attended another Pack's meetings, although we wore 1280 uniforms. Didn't really meet as a den, I didn't know very much on what to do, and just participated in the monthly meetings and occasional outings. Last year, my Wolf's little brother became a Tiger, and a Tiger Den formed. I started leading a Wolf Den (as Pack 1280), still met with the other Pack, and wonder of wonders, the Tiger den found a leader, and they met as well with the other pack. At this point there are some 14-16 boys involved. This year, we find a new chartering organization, we had three successful JSNs (already 9 have signed up and paid yearly dues), and tomorrow night is the first Pack meeting. Last Sunday I met with a mom of a 4th-grader, who is looking to get involved back into Scouting (he participated as a Tiger and a Wolf in another locale, last year wasn't involved as they were new to the neighborhood, and the 'defunct Pack 1280' didn't have anything at his school or we just didn't reach him. Anyway, he is interested, and will come out (likely) tomorrow night. Two other moms are interested with their 4th-grader, speaking with them they are clearly intimidated at starting to lead a Den, no prior experience. I just found out a fourth mom wants to sign-up tomorrow night (has the paperwork filled out). We have (luckily) found an experienced Tiger Den leader, so they are in good shape, the existing Wolf Den is full so we are on the hunt for a second Wolf Den leader (that will be tomorrow night's exercise), and I'm leading a Bear Den along with Cubmaster duties (which I'm fine with, and have an assistant to help). My question: am I nuts to just 'kick-off' the Webelos Den, organizing meetings, and getting things 'off the ground' with the four (at present, one signed up, three very interested) and see how that goes? Am I crazy to be concerned about a Webelos den (I could jettison them all to the other pack we met with last year, they are struggling a bit, and have my own concerns about them). I'm not interested in burning out, I'm actively looking for leaders and have found a few to step-up (we even got the pilot Lions program off the ground, from one 'Sneak Peek' event identifying a leader there), with the 4th-graders I know I could at least start it by organizing a few first meetings. Any input / wisdom welcomed. Sincerely, Dale aka 'scooterdog'
  7. Has anyone tried a Join Scouting Night presentation in a Middle School? What kind of turn out did you have? Was it successful? What worked? What didn't work?
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