UNIT & PARENT
After nearly 18 months of limitations, kids and families are ready to escape the indoors and seek adventure. Scouting remains the premier program for kids to learn to lead, create character, and have fun with friends. This fall, the sky's the limit as we invite kids to Rocket into Scouting!
Our Join Scout Night recruitment campaign returns with the Rocket Into Scouting theme last used with great success in 2016. Every new youth who joins will receive a model rocket, be invited to participate in a virtual “rocket academy” including engagement with a NASA engineer from our Cyber Summer Camp program, and will be invited to an in person, outdoor event where they can launch the rocket. Flyers, yard signs, posters, and all the normal campaign materials will be available for units to promote their signups.
Many schools have given permission for school talks to resume this fall which is a key step in rebuilding our Cub Scout programs. But school talks, flyers, and yard signs alone will not be enough in order to maximize the opportunity before us this fall. By partnering together to promote multiple Join Scout Nights in our communities, engaging families to share their Scouting story on social media, and units working in collaboration, we can ensure every youth receives an invitation to join. "In Scouting we get to be involved as an entire family and when we participate with our units, our district and our council we make friends who become an extension of our family. These are bonds that cannot be broken." -Melissa Biltz, Council Membership Chair
Scouting began as and remains a grassroots movement driven forward by groups of people working together to campaign about shared ideas. Our shared ideas were penned in 1910 and remain unchanged. We hear them each week... "On my honor, I will..." "A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful..." This fall, we can come together around these shared ideas. We can work together to invite every youth to join our programs. We can grow Scouting together.
Below you will find an abundance of resources for units for the fall recruitment campaign.