Free Supplies Did you know the council membership committee has plenty of free supplies and materials to assist with your recruitment efforts? We’ll make flyers for your unit at no cost for Lion, Scouting BSA, 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 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.
Available for Fairs and Parades to enhance your recruiting efforts. Use the online fillable Banner to reserve a date.
Reusable Lawn Signs
Print your info, cut into sections, tape to the sign, place on lawns, then repeat for your next recruiting event. Limit 3 per pack since they are reusable. Download this Word Document to print your info onto 11×17 paper. Cut off the contact phone number or email and make it narrow so it fits on the bottom line. The first two lines will line up nicely with the date and location. Use clear packing tape to attach – avoid putting the tape on printed parts of the sign because when you remove the tape the printing might come off.
Stand-Up Scout Literature Holder
A helpful resource for recruiting drives. If you have limited access to distributing physical literature through schools, the literature distribution Cub Scout stand-up could enhance your recruiting potential. The stand-ups are about 4 feet high. Please contact your district executive reserve the stand-ups. Use the online fillable Stand-up Scout Form to reserve a date.
PPC has a portable, pop-up canopy, complete with roof, sides and attractive Scouting graphics available for units and districts use to support Cub Scout and Scouts BSA recruitment events and other special public-facing promotional / educational events. Use the fillable Recruitment Canopy Form to reserve a date.
Just when you thought you could wrap up recruiting for the Fall, there’s one more way you could gain some more youth in your pack or troop. Think about attaching a “Join Cub Scout” card on each piece of candy you hand out on Halloween. Or attach the joining card to the candy you hand out at the local Trunk or Treat. Click here for an editable template. You can print the cards as is or edit them with your specific pack or troop information. This is a really fun way of letting people know about your local Scouting program.
The best source of recruiting more youth into Scouting is to ask current Scouts to recruit their friends. This can be done multiple times a year with easy to make recruiting cards. They can be generic or themed for a season or upcoming event. Have your Scouts hand them out to friends. If you have a card, template to share, send to your district membership team.
- PPC Membership Plan
- Key Steps to Prepare for a Fall Recruitment
- Backdated Steps For Fall Recruiting (Excel)
- BeAscout.org – instructions to update your info
Handouts For Parents