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2013 FALL RECRUITMENT KICK-OFF. Today’s Agenda: 10:00 Gathering & Welcome 10:15 – 11:15 Program Adults – Recruitment Block & Tackle Kids – Football fun with players on the stadium field. WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS. Rob Davis, Council Vice President of Membership

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2013 fall recruitment kick off


Today’s Agenda:

10:00 Gathering & Welcome

10:15 – 11:15 Program

Adults – Recruitment Block & Tackle

Kids – Football fun with players on the stadium field

welcome introductions

Rob Davis, Council Vice President of Membership

Cecil Lawson, Fall Recruitment Chair

Bob Wedig, Council Commissioner

Margaret Caldwell, BSA Staff Advisor

San Jose State University Spartan Athletics:

Dan Hackett, Matt Siert, Blake Sasaki


San Jose State Scout Day

Join us for the 2013 Spartan Football Boy & Cub Scout Day

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26th – 4:00pm

  • Event Will Include:
  • Buy One Get One Free Ticket Offer starting @ only $15
  • Free Tailgate Space on our VIP Practice Field
  • Every unit that signs up 8 new members will be eligible to do a photo shoot on the field prior to the game to commemorate Scout Day 2013

Scout Unit Leaders with the most New Member signups by October 10, 2013 will be entered to win the following:

1ST Place: Recognition on the field for the entire unit during the game

2nd Place: Sideline Passes (maximum of 4)

3rd Place: Autographed Coach Carragher Football

council fall recruiting rebate program
Council Fall Recruiting Rebate Program
  • $5 rebate for each new youth registered

August 15-September 30

  • Submit application for rebate and we will credit your unit account in October

Why do we recruit?

  • Ensure that every eligible Scout is extended an opportunity to join a Scouting program
  • Enrolling new families ensures the longevity of the unit
  • Enlist parent participation as helpers, unit leaders or committee members
  • Organize new units in under-served communities or where current units are at capacity
why do families join

Why do families join?

Friends are having fun in Scouts

Parents are aware of the value of Scouting (maybe were Scout(s) as youth)

BSA probably stands for babysitters of America

Parents became aware through advertising/promotion

Someone asked the boy and he begged his parents

how do we recruit

HOW do we recruit?

Showcase the fun

Word of Mouth

Print Promotion

Organized recruiting drive


gear up scheduling your recruitment
GEAR UP:Scheduling your Recruitment
  • Meet with School Principal (early as possible)
  • Select a date 2-4 weeks away – Sept. 16-27

This should be SEPARATE from your normal meeting

  • Schedule a “Boy Talk” for the week of the recruitment
  • Order promotional supplies
warm up promoting your recruitment
WARM UP:Promoting your Recruitment
  • Order supplies (flyers, yard signs, etc.)
  • Post yard signs 2 weeks prior
  • Deliver flyers 1 week and 2 weeks prior
  • Hand out stickers during Boy Talk

(day of or before recruiting meeting)

  • Utilize school & community audiences

(newsletters, open house, school website, festivals)

rally time

Audience Participation




play ball conducting your recruitment
PLAY BALLConducting your Recruitment
  • Make it welcoming

*Greeter *Sign in sheet *Name tags

  • Make it fun!

*Activity *Show pictures *Goofy song

  • Keep it simple – highlight activities, touch on purpose & values, refer to parent guide and pack calendar, have a follow up meeting pre-scheduled, keep it positive!
  • Be effective – get all paperwork done tonight, collect fees, have a follow up meeting in a week to collect YPT cards for adults and conduct new parent orientation
cool down follow up
  • Turn in registrations ASAP

(all are due by Sept 30th for the $5 rebate)

  • Contact all families who attended with-in 2 days
  • Have a follow up meeting in a week
  • Encourage adults to take Youth Protection Training
  • Remind families of next Pack meeting and all Fall activity opportunities
  • Work closely with the new Den - assign a coach
resources for new families
Resources for New Families
  • A welcoming parent in the unit
  • Pack welcome sheet:
  • Calendar, leader contacts, fees
  • Onboarding packet:
  • Applications, Parent guide, Boy’s Life magazine & event flyers
  • The Scout Shop
  • Financial information/support
  • Popcorn Sales to help the boy earn his way
  • Uniform bank:
  • http://troop-394.org/wiki/doku.php/uniform_bank
  • Roundtable & training
  • www.myscouting.org … Youth Protection Training
fall training with the rookies
Get them early before other teams do

Get them hooked with a FUN activity within 30-days

Assign a coach (existing leader) to guide the parents through the first few meetings and develop the new Den leader(s)

Get them registered for training

Fall Training with the Rookies:
new cub scout family support
New Cub Scout Family Support
  • New Den Leader Training (see council website for dates)
  • Activities this spring/summer:
  • 20th Annual Coyote Creek Cycling Classic – October 12th - a family fun cycling event
  • Camp Chesebrough Cub Scout “Shootout” events: Aug 24, Sept 21 & Oct 26
  • Family Camp at Camp Pico Blanco Labor Day weekend at Pico Blanco & Chesebrough Scout Reservations
  • Dad & Lad Campout at Camp Pico Blanco September 13-15
  • Cub O Ree at Chesebrough Scout Reservation October 5
  • Scouting for Food Service Project (November)
  • Go to the Beach
  • Go to the Zoo
questions answers

Council website:


Council Service Center:

970 W. Julian Street, San Jose, CA(408) 638-8300

National Website:


Questions & Answers