Cub Scout Spring Recruiting 1 Cub Scout Recruiting

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Cub Scout Spring Recruiting 1

Cub Scout Spring Recruiting 1

Cub Scout Recruiting: 101 National Survey : 9, 800 Cub Parents Who is Making

Cub Scout Recruiting: 101 National Survey : 9, 800 Cub Parents Who is Making the Choice to Join? Family May Discuss but, Sons and Mom Decide! 2

Cub Scout Recruiting: 101 National Survey Results Online recruiting is not the path Emphasize:

Cub Scout Recruiting: 101 National Survey Results Online recruiting is not the path Emphasize: flyers, recommendations, in person recruiting, school, events, and signs/banners De-emphasize: social media & e-communications 3

Cub Scout Recruiting: 101 National Survey Results How Much Do Parents Want to Help?

Cub Scout Recruiting: 101 National Survey Results How Much Do Parents Want to Help? 4

Cub Scout Recruiting: 101 National Survey Results Do We ask for Too Much? 5

Cub Scout Recruiting: 101 National Survey Results Do We ask for Too Much? 5

Why recruit in spring? We have always done it in the fall? • Fall

Why recruit in spring? We have always done it in the fall? • Fall is hectic. School is starting up. • New routines for families • Fall sports are beginning. We must compete. • If you recruit in spring, you get boys outdoors, doing the things boys join scouts for • camp, fish, hike, make fires, and generally learn while having fun. • Spring recruiting will introduce new cubs to the best part of scouting. 6

Cub Scout Recruiting: 101 Make it Fun / Keep it Active • Set a

Cub Scout Recruiting: 101 Make it Fun / Keep it Active • Set a Date • Select a Location • Pick a Theme – – – Kickball Local Hike Rain Gutter Regatta Mini Pinewood Derby (matchbox) Putt-Putt Picnic and Lawn Games • Anything active and outdoors • Add ice cream cones or ‘smores 7

Cub Scout Recruiting: 101 Make it Known / Keep it Local • Publicize Date,

Cub Scout Recruiting: 101 Make it Known / Keep it Local • Publicize Date, Event, and Location – – – Local Paper Front Porch Forum Lawn Signs School Flyers/Newsletters Churches Fire Depts / Lyons / Rotary • Keep it Personal and Local – Name a contact, use local phone – Provide email, but move conversations to in person or phone – Go easy on e-communications. People want to connect in person regarding their youth 8

Cub Scout Recruiting: 101 Be Prepared! Get Ready for Event • Pack Summer Event

Cub Scout Recruiting: 101 Be Prepared! Get Ready for Event • Pack Summer Event List with Dates, Times and Locations • Pack Paperwork organized in folders for families – Cub Profile – – – • • • Picture Release Family Survey National Membership Form Medical form Uniform Info Adults and youth to help with event Games, Activities and Food for event Pens, Paperweights, Change Box, Displays of Den Projects Develop Short Presentation for Families Presentation for Parents 9

Cub Scout Recruiting: 101 Have Fun! • Hold Event – – – Arrive Early

Cub Scout Recruiting: 101 Have Fun! • Hold Event – – – Arrive Early with your team Get organized and set up Welcoming game or activity Sign in in sheet with contact info Say a few words to parents and boys Engage boys in a separate Game with leaders and current Cubs Short presentation to parents with group Q & A Make a fire and hang around Signup, activities and one-on-one Q & A Designate one or two people to accept paperwork Serve ice cream or treats 10

Cub Scout Recruiting: 101 Follow-through / Make it Count • Follow up – Turn

Cub Scout Recruiting: 101 Follow-through / Make it Count • Follow up – Turn in Registrations to Council – Read the family surveys – Have someone call and welcome new members • Get to know the new families • Keep them engaged over the summer – Call back families who left info but didn’t join • Invite them on appropriate pack summer events – Would another Pack summer event double as a recruitment? 11