Recruiting Boy Scouts
A steady flow of youth into a Boy Scout troop is essential to maintaining the
troop's health. New Scouts bring energy and enthusiasm to the troop program.
To avoid the pitfall of shrinking membership, a troop should add at least 10
new Scouts every year. Having a year-round growth plan in place will help
attract new Scouts.
The first step for any recruitment effort is to appoint a troop committee
member to serve as the troop membership chair. This person will develop and
implement a year-round growth plan that incorporates all methods of recruitment,
working closely with Cub Scout packs in the community, the district membership
committee, and the unit commissioner.
There are three methods of recruiting new Scouts into troops:
The year-round growth plan addresses all three methods.