There are many ways to recruit youth and adults into the Scouting program. In your role as Unit Leader there are four key events that are essential to your success.

  • A unit Open House, which is by far the best way to recruit new youth members and adult volunteers into your unit.
  • A promotional booth at a parent-teacher night or other event where you can encourage families to attend your Open House.
  • A “Youth Talk” at the local school, church or youth center where you get face to face with kids to explain the program and let them know why they should join and attend your Open House.
  • A Bring-A-Friend event where your current members deliver invitations to non-members inviting them to one of your unit events.

Leadership Preparedness Series

 A lot of great material was covered at our Membership and Product Sale Kickoff on the 16th of August.  Unfortunately, there was way too much to cover to go deep on any one topic.  For this reason, we have decided to offer a series of meetings to take a deep dive on particular topics that might be of interest to you.  All you need to do to participate is to register ahead of time through the links provided.  Each is a stand-alone meeting designed to discuss resources to help unit leaders and coordinators be more prepared for running a great program for a growing number of young people.  Meetings will on zoom and will run from 7 to 8 pm on the date specified unless otherwise posted.

Meeting Topic

1st Offering
(Click Date to Register)

2nd Offering


Safe return for Scouting; options for safe Scouting delivery

Monday, Aug. 31  

Managing the power of 3 campaign in your unit

Thursday Aug. 27

Thursday, Sept. 3

Using the Menu for troops and crews

Thursday, Sept. 10  

Maximizing your joining events by coordinating resources

Wednesday, Sept. 2  

Invitation and application manager in my.scouting

Thursday, Sept. 3 Tuesday, Sept. 8

Drive through,virtual, and in-person signup nights. 

Tuesday, Sept. 1 Tuesday, Sept. 8

Following up on your menu items

Thursday, Oct. 1  

Dropped youth lists and lead follow-up

Due to a family emergency, this first offering will be postponed.

Thursday, Sept. 10

Hosting a Halloween party and recruiting kids while having fun


Membership & Product Sale Kickoff

Membership Recruitment Materials
(please follow all usage rights/permissions noted any of the National BSA file downloads as materials are copyrighted)
If there is a resource you are looking for but is not listed below, please contact 

General Resources: (Please check back as resources are added)

Council YouTube Channel

The Council’s YouTube Channel contains various videos to support your recruitment effort and the council’s marketing efforts. The videos (in various time lengths) being used in our social media advertisements can be found there for sharing after August 19th ad campaign launch.

Council Facebook Page: Like and share news, promotions, and stories from the Council Facebook Page.

Cub Scout Resources:

Recruitment / Joining Night Presentations

Activity Coloring Book & Bookmarks

Bring a Friend Materials

Guide Books

Posters and Flyers

Joining Event Example Materials – (please note that these are specific to one unit and would need to be edited for your specific unit).

National Resources-Cub Scouts

Scouts BSA Resources:
Some items link directly to the National BSA Member Resources

Venturing Resources:
Some items link directly to the National BSA Member Resources

Exploring Resources:
Items link directly to the National BSA Member Resources
(please follow all usage rights/permissions noted in the file download as materials are copywrited)

Popcorn & Nut Product Sale Resources: