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Fall Recruitment Plans

2019 Recruiting Material Request Forms

Free Supplies Available to You for Recruitment

Did you know the council membership committee has plenty of free supplies and materials to assist with your recruitment efforts?   We can make you flyers at no cost for Lions, Family Scouting, or traditional flyers in black and white. We have lawn signs, cardboard Scout cut-outs for flyer distribution, an inflatable Scout and more! You can also borrow a popcorn machine to give out free popcorn at your recruitment event. Need an activity do at your pack open house?  We have STEM kits, fishing kits, and archery set up, rain gutter regatta, and a Pinewood derby track that can be borrowed to bring excitement to your recruitment. All of these materials are supplied by the many generous Friends of Scouting (FOS) donations families like you provide to Patriots’ Path Council. See the links in the right column.

School Week for Scouting

This is one method that can be used for recruiting in your town. This is a recruiting initiative to have a couple weeks in September when families can join Scouting in each town. The plan is to have recruiting during the week of September in elementary school.

School Week for Scouting Plan:

  • Cub Scout packs and Boy Scout troops will run a pack meeting or will have demonstrations and exhibits.
  • Scouting information including what Scouting is, parent responsibility, and how to enroll will be given to those present.
  • Applications and fees will be collected that night.
  • New Scouts will be invited to pack or troop and district Fall activities.
  • Registration forms for upcoming training courses for new leaders will be distributed and collected.

School Week Resources

Please check back as some of these resources are being updated.

Follow Up

  • Site coordinators will collect applications, training registrations, and attendance sheets.
  • Copies of applications will be emailed by council to unit leaders.
  • The organizer and/or the membership committee will organize new units as necessary.
  • New Scouts will be called to ensure they have been assimilated into a pack/troop.

Uniform Day

Many schools have approved  Scout uniforms to be worn to publicize School Week for Scouting.

Scout Talks

Many schools welcome Scout leaders or  Scouts into the school during lunch or assembly for a 5 minute boy talk.
For more information on Scout talks, click here.
If you need help with Scout talks, please speak with your district executive.

Scout Talk videos:

Look at YouTube.com videos on Scout talks for more ideas –
click here to see the videos.

Key Steps To Prepare For a Successful Fall Recruitment

There are a variety of steps that can boost your fall recruitment. Nothing can be promoted until the date, time and location of your event is confirmed. So, secure your date, location and time as early as possible.

Confirm Details
Submit your request for meeting space now, once approved start promoting

Promote Event

  • Download the Back-Dated Steps For Fall Recruiting spreadsheet (right sidebar)
  • Enter recruitment event date
  • Suggested dates will autofill for completing the steps
  • Remove ones that don’t apply to you (mailing an invitation, etc)
  • Involve parents – steps are good for parents that can only commit to short projects
  • Delegate steps to several parents to lighten the load
  • Assign one parent or leader to keep track of everyone’s progress.

Download the customized backdating sheet at: https://ppcbsa.org/wp-content/uploads/back-dated-steps-for-fall-recruiting.xlsx