On-Line Registration for New Members and Adults now Active!
Pack 142 in Montville chartered by Glacier Hills Association was the first PPC unit to accept youth applications with this new method. On June 5, 2017 Patriots’ Path Council flipped the switch to turn on the ability of youth and adults to join our program by completing applications and paying by credit card on-line. The system uses the BeAscout.org website in conjunction with My.Scouting to get authorizations from local units to process those completing applications digitally. http://www.scouting.org/onlineregistration.aspx. There is a unit handbook for leaders to re-configure their unit pin on BeAscout.org to opt in or out of the new features that was placed in all unit mailboxes for the Tradeshow of Scouting.
Halloween Recruiting – see below
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.
New 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.
Trick/Trunk or Treat Cards – Recruit on Halloween
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 the PDFs below for an editable template. You can print the cards as is or edit them with your specific pack or troop information. You may also place an order for your cards by emailing Bill SanFilippo. You must submit your order at least one week in advance. Cards are printed on orange card stock with black and white ink. Be sure to share with all your parents and leaders. This is a really fun way of letting people know about your local Scouting program.
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.
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
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.