Every unit wants more youth and leaders so, here's some recruiting tools you can use to generate interest among kids, parents, neighbors and folks affiliated with your chartered organization and community.

Recruiting Ideas -- To Help Your Unit Attract New Youth and Leaders. Every Unit Wants More Youth and Leaders ... so, here's some Recruiting Tools to welcome kids and family in your community.

Please contact us with any questions on recruiting:

District Executive-Andrew Lupus

District Membership Chair-Candace Bracy


The Key Idea: successful unit recruiting needs a Unit Activities Plan. Which unit sounds more fun? "Welcome to our Pack/Troop, we'll have a meeting to talk about what we might do!" or "Welcome to our Pack/Troop, look at our calendar of fun activities! Join Us!"

Getting fun activity ideas into your Program Planning is what makes Units successful and attractive. 

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Recruiting Flyers

1. If your unit needs recruiting flyers, please email them to Andrew Lupus and Candace Bracy (emails above). They will then send those to CCPS for approval! You have a choice to have the flyers printed (Andrew will get them printed for you and delivered to your unit or the school) or you can have the flyer sent home electronically.

2. Please take note of the requested times (listed below) for flyers so they can all go to CCPS at the same time and not overwhelm them with tons of requests.

3. Please let Andrew and Candace know if you are participating in any community events. 

Due Dates for Flyers to go to CCPS

DUE date Aug RoundTable (RT): For Distribution September: Back to School Nights

Elementary Schools- Individual flyers for back to school nights with Pack-specific information

Troop Specific flyers for middle schools and high schools

Due Date October RT: Unit Specific Flyers if wanted…for Nov 1 distribution before holidays

Due Date Feb RT for District Events or UNIT specific recruiting purposes in March and beyond

Elementary Schools- Individual flyers for Spring Recruiting Nights with Pack-specific information

Troop Specific flyers for middle schools and high schools

Due Date March RT for District Events or UNIT specific recruiting purposes beginning in April and beyond


New Member Coordinators

New in 2018, the BSA is promoting the idea of getting a team of parents to be New Member Coordinators, acting as a "peer to peer" welcome of families into your unit.

These volunteers don't need to know everything about Scouting and do all that unit leaders do, they just need to know their unit and be welcoming (friendly, courteous, kind, etc.). More info can be found at :https://scoutingwire.org/marketing-and-membership-hub/councils/new-member-coordinator/


Recruiting Ideas

Consider setting up a booth at any of the following events:

School Book Fairs

Car Shows

Kindergarten readiness Night

School Carnivals

Farmers Markets

Fishing Derby

Community Days

Outdoor Movies

Neighborhood Picnics

Block Party

Ideas for a booth:

Set up a tent

Rain gutter Track

Animal Track Identification

Rock painting

Pinewood Derby Cars on Display

Stomp Rockets

Tower building with spaghetti

Samples of Dutch oven desserts

Marshmallow shooters to a target

Have a knot tying station