April 7, 2018 Spring Membership Breakfast
Spring Membership Breakfast! We had an awesome last two years of membership growth, and with all the exciting changes occurring in the future, we want to keep the growth going in 2018. Mark your calendars and spread the word for Saturday, April 7th from 8 am to 12 noon. The day will cover Spring Recruitment materials, Family Scouting updates, Lions program update, information and training on the new member coordinator, and a FREE Breakfast! Open to any volunteer who wishes to attend!
We highly encourage Cub Scout packs to attend!
Register now at: http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/2321993
Watch LIVE! The 2018 Spring Membership Breakfast
Can’t make it to the service center? Register and watch it Live on Facebook. It will be streamed at https://m.facebook.com/PPCMembershipResources/
Find out about the latest in recruitment resources. Be sure to invite your new member coordinator and pack leadership. Register now at: http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/2321993
For more information, contact John Cristadoro, membership chairman, or Bill SanFilippo at 973-765-9322 x227.
Using Social Media to Market Your Unit
- Get Permission: There are permission release forms for parents to sign off on in order for any child to be shown in any media. Please be sure to have these signed annually by all Scouts.
- Showcase Your Events
- Media Potential
- Engage the Community: We need to find some opportunities for the Scouts to interact with community members so we can have articles about “good turns” being done and what our boys/girls are contributing to the towns where they live.
2018 Recruiting Material Request Forms
Are You In? Let’s Get More Boy Scouts! We appreciate all the hours you put in to provide the best program possible for our Scouts. In 2018, the council membership committee would like to help every troop provide their program to more young men! We have developed a plan that allows troops to participate in actively recruiting new 5th and 6th graders to their home troops. By participating, you will get the support of the membership committee and council professionals to assist in securing recruiting materials, open houses, and school talks. Participating? Follow the link here: https://tinyurl.com/AOL2Scout
Choose an Adventure
A program that starts as a recruiting campaign for Cub Scouts but continues with activities in that theme from Cubs through older Scouts. Current Build an Adventure campaigns in Patriots’ Path Council are Hooked on Scouting, Rocket into Scouting and STEM into Scouting. Visit the Fishing and Rocketry program pages to find recruiting events and other programs in these adventures.
Hooked on Scouting
Hooked on Scouting is a Build an Adventure recruiting program that is strongly encouraged to be use during the Spring and early Summer. It is a fishing themed recruiting plan. Hooked on Scouting activities kits are available for unit use – click here for an order form. Special patches, flyers and yard signs are available while supplies last. Visit the Fishing page to find more adventures including information on earning new Patriots’ Path Council Complete Angler Award by fishing on at least three council properties.
Don’t forget to hold a boy talk.
Fill out the form and send in to rent a Hooked on Scouting Kit. Click for form. Special flyers and yard signs are available while supplies last.
Rocket into Scouting
Rocket into Scouting can happen any time of year, but is recommended for mid-Summer through Fall as a Build an Adventure recruiting program. While supplies last, free rocket kits are available for potential new boys. Existing Cub Scouts may purchase rocket supplies. If you don’t have your own connection to host a Rocket Launch, we can help connect you to an area Rocket Club for assistance contact Art Lobdell today. Visit the Rocketry program page to find other programs relating to Rockets. Don’t forget to hold a boy talk.
View the Rocket into Scouting Resource page.
Ethan Stand Up
Ethan is a great resource for recruiting drives. Fill out the Ethan Scout Form to reserve a date.
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.
Fill out the Stand-up Scout Form to reserve a date.
The Patriots’ Path Council has a portable, pop-up canopy, complete with roof, sides and attractive Scouting graphics. This equipment is available for units and districts use to support Cub Scout and Scouting recruitment events, and other special public-facing promotional / educational events.
Fill out the Recruitment Canopy Form to reserve a date.
Invite a Buddy
You can print buddy cards and invite a friend to join your pack. If one or more friends join Scouting, you will receive a “My Best Friend is a Scout” patch for you and your friends. You will also receive a “Recruiter” patch for yourself. After your friends join, complete the form and turn it to receive the patches. Download the Recruiting form. Download the Buddy Cards.
Trainee New Member Coordinators
Official NMC Uniform Shirts Available
That’s right! You can now purchase your official New Member Coordinator (NMC) polo uniform shirt. The council is selling the shirts through the membership committee. As it states in the NMC training, the official uniform shirt for the volunteer service in this position is the polo shirt. This allows for a more friendly and open welcoming to families at a recruitment event. To purchase a shirt, please find the order form here: Polo shirt order form.
Sustaining strong membership in a unit depends not only on having new members join the unit, but also on engaging youth and their families in the unit experiences so that they feel Welcomed and want to stay. The role of the New Member Coordinator is to ensure that both keys to success take place. For more information contact the council membership chair, John Cristadoro.
New Member Coordinator Position
Sustaining strong membership in a unit depends not only on having new members join the unit, but also on engaging youth and their families in the unit experiences so that they feel Welcomed and want to stay. The role of the New Member Coordinator is to ensure that both keys to success take place.
- Download the printable NMC brochure: A brief summary of the New Member Coordinator position.
- Download the NMC business card template: Take advantage of this handy template to produce your own personalized business cards.
- Download the NMC business card example
- Download the NMC position description: A complete position description as printed in the District Committee Guide.
- Download the Welcome logo: New Member Coordinators need to be identifiable! Wear this logo with pride on an activity shirt, on a hat or a vest or in some cases, a pin on a field uniform.
- New Member Coordinator
- New Member Coordinator Welcome Course
- NOTES on Engaging Millennial Parents in Scouting
Any Cub Scout Pack can qualify for a bonus from the Council Membership Committee, by actively engaging in Membership, Recruiting and Public Relations activities! Using the point system below, achieve a total of 10 points, and earn YOUR CHOICE of either (1) one free Camp Card for every family in your unit, OR (2) $50 credit at the PP Scout Shop! To make it easier for you to track your activities, this follows the charter & JTE time frame of November through October. So you might already be earning points! Just submit this form to your District Executive or District Membership Chair along with any backup, whenever you think you’ve hit your point total!. Click for more information and the form.
New Parent Orientation PowerPoint
for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts
PowerPoint presentations that units can use for orienting new Cub Scout and Boy Scout parents that have been specifically designed as companions to the Adventures in Cub Scouting or Boy Scouting guidebook.
Fall Recruiting Champion
Each district has a champion to spearhead the effort for fall recruiting. The Champion is a resource for packs and a catalyst of community recruiting efforts. Click for responsibilities.