2020 Resources

2020 Council Recruiting Kickoff

Learn about the plan to recruit families to the Scouting program. This year the membership drive will run from August 1-September 16 with three virtual joining options. Families can choose to go to any of the three presentations to learn more about Scouting. View the presentation and slide deck presented on July 14. 

Use these planning resources for your next Scouting year

is THE tool for families to find your Scouting unit and register online, so it’s critical to make sure your unit’s BeAScout pin is accurate. Your unit should also enable online registration if it hasn’t already.

Who Can Update Your Unit’s BeAScout Pin?
Your unit’s “key-3:”
– Unit Leader (Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, Varsity Coach, Crew Advisor, or Skipper)
– Unit Committee Chair
– Unit Chartered Organization Representative


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.

The New Member Coordinator (NMC) position has been designed to:

– Be a FUN and engaging position.

– Form relationships with new members and their families.

– Use a team approach by encouraging more than one NMC in a unit, allowing them to tailor their work to individual interests/expertise, as well as to recognize the particular needs of the unit.

– Fit every type of unit, every age level and every program.

– Be recruited and supported by key unit leadership.

– Be provided with training both online and face to face.

– Be mentored by the district membership chair and become part of the district membership team.

– Be visible and easily identifiable at unit gatherings by their Welcoming smiles and their BSA “Welcome” logo that they display and wear on an activity shirt, on a hat or vest or in some cases, a pin on a field uniform.