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2022/2023 Cub Scout Recruiting!

Calling all Leaders and Adults, learn more about proven methods to promote your Pack or Troop and recruit new Cubs and Scouts. We have lots of resources you can use to help get your information out to local families and run successful events!


All Pack and Troops need to do this…

Fill out this form to update our website with your unit meeting information and joining event details. You can also order yard signs, flyers, and peer-to-peer card!


Update website info and request signs, flyers, and cards

Every Unit’s Spring Checklist

  • Promote unit on social media
  • Plan a joining event or activity
  • Promote your Joining Event
  • Request yard signs
  • Print or request flyers
  • Print or request peer-to-peer cards
  • Submit paper or electronic flyer to school
  • Invite friends of scouts and parents
  • Collect applications and fees
  • Plan fun summer activities



Join Scouting Page

Update Your BeAScout Pin

BeAScout.org is THE tool for families to find your Scouting unit and register online, so it’s critical to make sure your BeAScout pin is accurate and online registration is enabled.

Who Can Update Your Unit’s BeAScout Pin?
Your Unit’s Key 3: Unit Leader, Unit Committee Chair, or Unit Chartered Organization Representative.

Step 1: Log into My.Scouting.org.Step 2: Go to Organization Manager.Step 3: Update your Unit Information.

  • Select Unit Pin on the left.
  • Set the “Appear on BeAScout” to the “on” position, allows the unit pin to be shown on the map.
  • Set “Allow People to Apply Online” so it is in the “on” position.
  • Add Contact Information. Include a name and an email address (telephone number is optional).
  • Enter your unit’s web address in the Unit Website box.
  • Add additional information, like meeting day and time.
  • Check your unit meeting address and correct if needed.

Step 4: Select the fields to display on the pin. Your choices will automatically appear in the Unit Pin Preview.

How to update your pin

Resources to help you recruit…

BSA Recruitment Resources

BSA Brand Center and Marketing Library

Scouting Wire Marketing and Membership Hub

Marketing and Recruitment Webinars

Scout Life Mini Magazine, online version

BeAScout Pins & Online Registration


2022 Spring Recruitment Guide


Cub Recruitment Idea Book


Scout Recruitment Idea Book


Membership Planning Workbook


Where to Go Cub Scouting Guide




Welcome Family Guide (editable PDF)

Your New Member Coordinator

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.


New Member Coordinator Resources