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Spring Recruitment 2013. Spring Recruitment 2013. ADVENTURE is Calling! It is more than a theme. It’s a promise. Mission Statement.

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spring recruitment 20131

Spring Recruitment 2013

ADVENTURE is Calling!

It is more than a theme. It’s a promise

mission statement

Mission Statement

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

vision statement

Vision Statement

The Boy Scouts of America will prepare every eligible youth in America to become a responsible, participating citizen and leader who is guided by the Scout Oath and Law.

why recruit
Why Recruit?

Strong Youth = Strong Unit

Strong Unit = Strong Program

Strong Program = More Fun!


Recruiting Check List

Attend Recruiting Workshop

Get a Unit Recruiting Chairperson

Schedule your Join Night

Schedule with your schools’ Principals

Order Flyers, Stickers, Materials

Put up Banners & Posters

Schedule & hold “Boy Talks”

Write & send personal invitations

Hold Join Event

Downloadable version available on website at:




Promotional Material Order Form

Order Early!!!

By April Delivery (at Roundtable)





Yard Signs

Order Form can be downloaded at


school visits
School Visits

Keys to a successful visit

  • Pass out fliers
  • Take visual aids
    • Stickers (boys only)
    • Display boards
    • Simple props
    • Make the presentation lively and memorable
  • Use Yard Signs
    • Put up before the event and leave up until Join Night (where possible)
  • Wear your Uniform
    • Have the boys

Download the Invitation Methods for Cub Scouting at:



Join Night Agenda


(30) Gathering & Greeting

- Complete Forms

5 (7 pm) Opening Ceremony

12 Cub Activity / Explain Parental Involvement

10 Cub Scout Promise

12 The Newspaper Game

20 Discuss Details / Answer Questions

Next Meeting

Key Differences:

Cub Involvement

Cub+Parent Activity

Parents See What You Will Do

Downloadable version available on website at:


join night fun
Join Night Fun

Plan a fun night of activities;

  • Chess Tournament
  • Bike Rodeo
  • Craft Fair
  • Field Sports
  • Olympic Day
  • S’mores Party
  • Survival Challenge
  • Treasure Hunt

More information can be found at:


other resources
Other Resources

National Scouting Website

  • http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/Membership/Youth_Recruitment.aspx

Orange County Council Website

  • http://www.cubrecruiting.info/memb.php

District Resources

  • District Executive
  • Membership Chair
  • District Website

Unit Resources

  • Parents
  • Committee
  • Previous Leadership
follow up with activities
Follow-Up with Activities
  • The secret to good retention is an active program
  • Many units go “dark” over the summer
  • Need a good summer program
    • National Summertime Pack Award

Cub Scout Activities

Scout-O-Rama – May

Cub Day Camp – July

4th of July Parade – July

Beach Party/BBQ - August

Boy Scout Activities


Scout-O-Rama – May

Summer Camp – July

Merit Badge Days

district membership chairs
District Membership Chairs

Canyons:  John Norment/TBD

Del Mar:Vacant (John Miller, DD)

El Camino Real N:Dan Newkirk, Becky Roach

El Camino Real S:SawsanKnobel

El Capitan:Darlene Wiertzma

Los Amigos:Wes Smith & Linda Henke

Orange Frontier:Carol Macey

Pacifica:Kim Merkle

Portola:Vacant (Tom Hartmann, DD)  

Rancho San Joaquin:  Jeff Simancek

Saddleback:Vacant (Marty Cutrone, DD)