Scouting is fueling adventures and opportunities to “Escape the Great Indoors.” 

From outdoor adventures to character building, now is the time to invite new families to experience all that Scouting has to offer. Our 2021 Sign Up for Scouting plan blends traditional and new campaign strategies that will help your pack welcome new members all while showcasing the adventure of Scouting.

Choose from in-person or even drive thru recruitments, and use our new online Sign Up for Scouting resource hub to help you craft the perfect recruitment plan for your pack to "Escape the Great Indoors."

Welcome to Scouting Resources

Sign Up for Scouting Kickoff Powerpoint


Choose In-Person or Drive-Thru Recruitment to Get Started

In-Person Recruitment Drive-Thru Recruitment


 

In-Person Recruitment

1.) Schedule Sign-Up Nights

1.) Schedule Sign-Up Nights

The foundation of your recruitment plan are your sign-up nights. This is where families will actually join your pack, so you’ll want to make sure they are perfect!

There are 2 recruitment nights you should schedule at your school – your traditional Sign Up for Scouting Night and your school’s sponsored Meet the Teacher Night

Sign-Up Nights Overview 2021 Sign-Up for Scouting Nights
2.) Put Pack Leadership in Place

2.) Put Pack Leadership in Place

It’s important that pack leadership is in place well before your recruitment nights even take place. An organized leadership team communicates that your pack is the perfect place for new families to experience the adventure of Scouting! 

Before any of your recruitment nights take place, you should also host a "Back to the Pack" meeting to prepare for the upcoming year.

Put Pack Leadership in Place Back to the Pack
3.) Set Up Your Tent

3.) Set Up Your Tent

What better way to “Escape the Great Indoors” than to go outside and set up a tent…literally! Consider setting up a tent outside of your school or in your front yard paired with our new yard signs as a way to advertise your pack’s Sign Up for Scouting Night – just think of it as a living billboard and have fun with it!

*Each pack will be allotted 2 large signs and 1 small sign per school. Packs can also order and pay for additional signs below.

Set Up Your Tent Order Additional Yard Signs
4.) Spread the Word

4.) Spread the Word

Our best recruiters are our families and the Scouts themselves. We’ve compiled a number of marketing best practices and resources from social media to custom videos to help you spread the word about your recruitment nights.

You can even design your own digital flyers in our new digital design portal below!

Custom Videos: Boys & Girls | Boys Only | Girls Only

Marketing Resources Digital Design Portal Order Custom Video Social Media Best Practices
5.) The Recruitment Night

5.) The Recruitment Night

The big night has finally arrived and now you’re ready to welcome new families and host a fun, interactive recruitment night. An action-packed activity is key to engaging potential Scouts. Be sure to share important information with new parents and distribute our Welcome to Cub Scouts New Family Resources Card, an application to join, and your pack calendar.

The Recruitment Night Welcome to Scouting Card
6.) Cub Family Campouts

6.) Cub Family Campouts

You’ve successfully recruited new families, so now what? It’s time to bring the fun at a Cub Scout Family Campout!

Cub Scout Family Campouts are overnight adventures designed to get new Cub Scouts out of the house and into the great outdoors! These one-night adventures offer endless activities including archery, STEM, backyard games and more!

Find a Campout

Drive-Thru Recruitment

1.) Schedule Drive Thru Recruitment Night

1.) Schedule Drive Thru Recruitment Night

Can't meet in-person? Schedule a drive thru recruitment at your school instead! There are still 2 recruitment nights you should schedule at your school – your drive thru Sign Up for Scouting Night and your school’s sponsored Meet the Teacher Night

Sign-Up Nights Overview 2021 Sign-Up for Scouting Nights
2.) Put Pack Leadership in Place

2.) Put Pack Leadership in Place

It’s important that pack leadership is in place well before your recruitment nights even take place. An organized leadership team communicates that your pack is the perfect place for new families to experience the adventure of Scouting! 

Before any of your recruitment nights take place, you should also host a "Back to the Pack" meeting to prepare for the upcoming year.

Put Pack Leadership in Place Back to the Pack
3.) Set Up Your Tent

3.) Set Up Your Tent

What better way to “Escape the Great Indoors” than to go outside and set up a tent…literally! Consider setting up a tent outside of your school or in your front yard paired with our new yard signs as a way to advertise your pack’s Sign Up for Scouting Night – just think of it as a living billboard and have fun with it!

*Each pack will be allotted 2 large signs and 1 small sign per school. Packs can also order and pay for additional signs below.

Set Up Your Tent Order Additional Yard Signs
4.) Spread the Word

4.) Spread the Word

Our best recruiters are our families and the Scouts themselves. We’ve compiled a number of marketing best practices and resources from social media to custom videos to help you spread the word about your recruitment nights. 

You can even design your own digital flyers in our new digital design portal below!

Custom Videos: Boys & Girls | Boys Only | Girls Only

Marketing Resources Digital Design Portal Order a Custom Video Social Media Best Practices
5.) The Recruitment Night

5.) The Recruitment Night

The big night has finally arrived and now you’re ready to welcome new families and host a fun, interactive drive thru recruitment night at your school. Be sure to share important information with new parents and distribute our Welcome to Cub Scouts New Family Resources Card, an application to join, and your pack calendar.

The Recruitment Night Welcome to Scouting Card
6.) Cub Family Campouts

6.) Cub Family Campouts

You’ve successfully recruited new families, so now what? It’s time to bring the fun at a Cub Scout Family Campout!

Cub Scout Family Campouts are overnight adventures designed to get new Cub Scouts out of the house and into the great outdoors! These one-night adventures offer endless activities including archery, STEM, backyard games and more!

Find a Campout