Cub Scout School Night   Webelos Transition   Cub Scout Spring Recruitment

Boy Scout Troop Open House  New Units  Recharter  Membership Cycle   National BSA Marketing Hub

 

Zachary Bradley
Vice-Chair of Membership
 (816) 718-6285
zbradley4022@gmail.com

Unit Transfers

It is now easier than ever to transfer Youth and Adults from one unit to another.  Check out these instructions to avoid having to turn in paper applications for all unit transfers.  Unit Transfer Instructions

Cub Scout School Night

This is the largest annual recruitment campaign that each district and council conducts.  Cub Scouts is the entry point for almost every family in the Scouting program, so it is important that everyone plays a role in this campaign.  There is a role that every youth and adult in every Pack, Troop and Crew can play to bring new boys and families into Scouting.  Later this spring, more resources will be available to help you plan and execute your School Night program.

HOAC Pack Recruitment Resources Page

Webelos Transition

Webelos Den Leaders, Cubmasters, Scoutmasters, and Unit Commissioners all play a key role in Webelos to Scout Transition.  Your goal should be to cross over 100% of your Webelos to a Boy Scout Troop.  

Cub Scout Spring Recruitment

This annual campaign in March through May encourages Cub Scout Packs to conduct a recruitment effort in the spring.  While this effort may not be as formal as the School Night program, any Pack that is conducting a Spring Recruitment should promote a Pack event for new potential Cub Scouts to visit and sign-up at and be able to host these new Cub Scouts at scheduled monthly Pack events in the summer such as a swim party, fishing derby, family picnic, Scout Night at sports events, or other pack events.  For more information on Spring Recruitment, contact Dennis Spitler.  We can help your Pack plan a recruitment event and coordinate support material such as flyers or postcards to help promote your recruitment event.

Boy Scout Troop Open House

Most Boy Scouts come from Webelos.  However, many Boy Scout Troops also actively recruit young men that were not Cub Scouts or who were once Cub Scouts.  They put on Open House events to recruit these young men into Boy Scouting.  Use

New Units

New units are an important part of growing Scouting in our community.  New units provide additional opportunities for young people to join Scouting.  There are organizations that are always looking at ways to involve youth in their program and promote long-term participation in their organizational aims and goals.  Organizations like churches, civic clubs, education alliances, or other types of organizations which are willing to use Scouting to further their aims and values and conduct the Scouting program consistent with BSA rules, regulations, and policies should be always be pursued to try to start a Scouting unit.

Recharter

Rechartering is a yearly process that each unit must do to renew its partnership with the BSA.  This is a key part of the membership cycle and ensures the continuity of Scouting units in the community to provide the opportunity of Scouting to all youth who want to participate in the program.  The Commissioners play a key role in rechartering.  Additional details on rechartering can be found on the Unit Service page in the Commissioner's section.

Yearly Membership Growth Planning Cycle

Month
Cub Scout Packs
Boy Scout Troops
Venturing Crews
Iron Horse District
January
Webelos Crossover
Den Chiefs
Webelos Crossover
Den Chiefs
Crew Open House
New Unit Prospecting
New Units Started
Webelos Crossover Tracking
Support Crew Open House
February
Webelos Crossover
Den Chiefs
Webelos Crossover
Den Chiefs
Crew Open House
New Unit Prospecting
New Units Started
Webelos Crossover Tracking
Support Crew Open House
Pack Spring Recruitment Planning
March
Spring Recruitment Planning
Den Chiefs
Troop Open House
Den Chiefs
Crew Open House
New Units Started
Pack Spring Recruitment Roll-out
Support Troop Open House
Support Crew Open House
April
Spring Recruitment Planning
Spring Recruitment Execution
Den Chiefs
Troop Open House
Den Chiefs
Crew Open House
New Units Started
Pack Spring Recruitment Execution
Support Troop Open House
Support Crew Open House
May
Spring Recruitment Execution
Den Chiefs
Troop Open House
Den Chiefs
Crew Open House
New Units Started
Pack Spring Recruitment Execution
Pack School Night Planning
Support Troop Open House
Support Crew Open House
June
School Night Planning
Day Camp
Bear Camp
Webelos Camp
Den Chiefs
Summer Camp
Den Chiefs
Major Crew Activity
New Unit Prospecting
Pack School Night Planning
July
School Night Planning
Day Camp
Bear Camp
Webelos Camp
Den Chiefs
Summer Camp
Den Chiefs
Major Crew Activity
New Unit Prospecting
Pack School Night Planning
August
School Night Planning
School Night Execution
Den Chiefs
Support Pack School Night Execution
Den Chiefs
Support Pack School Night Execution
New Units Started
Pack School Night Planning
Pack School Night Execution
September
School Night Execution
School Night Follow-up / Re-do's
Den Chiefs
Support Pack School Night Execution
Den Chiefs
Support Pack School Night Execution
New Units Started
Pack School Night Execution
Pack School Night Follow-up / Re-do's
October
After Sports Season Invites
Den Chiefs
Troop Open House
Den Chiefs
Crew Open House
New Units Started
Pack Recruitment Support
Webelos Transition Events
Support Troop Open House
Support Crew Open House
Recharter Preparations
November
After Sports Season Invites
Prepare for Recharter
Den Chiefs
Prepare for Recharter
Den Chiefs
Prepare for Recharter
New Unit Prospecting
New Units Started
Webelos Transition Support
Recharter Roll-out
December
Process and Submit Recharter
Den Chiefs
Process and Submit Recharter
Den Chiefs
Process and Submit Recharter
New Unit Prospecting
New Units Started
Webelos Transition Support
Recharter Completed