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Scout Executive Thought - August 2016

"Build An Adventure"

School will be starting soon and we will be asking youth and adults to Join Scouting for a fun and exciting program year.  The Twin Valley Council has several resources available to you to help promote your pack and ask non-Scouts to join Scouting.

First.  Terminology is important.  We are not holding “recruitment nights” and we are not holding “round ups”.  We are holding “Join Scouting Nights”.  This may seem simple, but who what’s to be recruited or rounded up?  Holding “Join Scouting Nights” is more inviting.

Materials.  The Twin Valley Council has many resources your unit can use to help invite youth to join  your pack.  These are all a no charge to your unit.

  • Flyers – These flyers can be customized to invite youth to your packs Join Scouting Night.  You can view a fillable PDF by Build an Adventure Flyer.pdf

  • Posters – Each pack will receive 5-8 posters to hang up at your local school or around town were parents of Scout aged boys are sure to see them (Library, McDonalds, Grocery Store, etc.)

  • Yard Signs – Each pack will receive 5 yard signs to put up outside school and other high traffic areas around your neighborhood.

  • Parent Orientation Packets – These packets include all the information a parent needs to join Scouting.  They include applications, parent orientation booklets, Boys’ Life Mini Magazine, and more.

  • Bookmarks – Great to hand out at school book fairs, parades, etc.

  • Invitation Postcards – Put information on a label about your packs Join Scouting night and have your Cubs hand out to friends at school like they would an invitation to a birthday party.

 

Social Media.  Your pack can start a social media buzz.  A template for a social media post about school night is below.  Ask all parents to share on their personal page on the same day. 

 

 

 

Raymond W. Brauer | Scout Executive/CEO

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
Twin Valley Council
810 Madison Avenue
Mankato, MN 56001
O (507) 387-3124 | C (507) 514-3922