Nothing highlights the fun and excitement of Scouting like being in the outdoors. Whether it’s daycamp, summer camp, or a fall camporee, getting outside is what kids want to do! And no one does ”the outdoors” better than the BSA. Let’s help new families join the fun. With these recruiting materials, invite families to join us in the outdoors as we #AdventureOn! 

Updating Your Unit Pin

Updating your “pin” is simple, and it’s a good way to make sure your information is current. Displaying last year’s Cubmaster or meeting time doesn’t exactly impress new families interested in joining.


We call it a “pin” because when families search and ask to find Scout units within a certain number of miles around their address, the answers are listed next to a map with what looks like pins marking the location of each unit.


All unit leaders and committee members have access to update your unit’s pin.

Buddy Cards

Challenge each Scout in your Unit to share a Buddy Card with at least 1 friend and invite the friend to an in-person or virtual meeting/activity/event.


Buddy Card Instructions | Click


Cub Scout Templates (5 different templates) | Click


Scouts BSA Templates (10 different templates) | Click


If you have any issues with updating a template, please contact your District Professional or email

Facebook Event

Use your Unit Facebook Page to promote your Units Virtual/In-person Kickoff/Open House. Encourage each member of your Unit to share the Facebook Event to their network to promote your awesome Unit and recruit new members! 


Cub Scout Facebook Event Template & Photos  | Click


Scouts BSA Facebook Template & Photos  | Click


If you have any issues with updating a template, please contact your District Professional or email

Nextdoor App

Use the Nextdoor App to promote your Unit Kickoff/Meetings/Events. Nextdoor is the neighborhood hub that connects you with the people living in your local area. Encourage each member of your Unit to post in their “Neighborhood”  to recruit new members! 


How to use Nextdoor  | Click

Northernridge Resources

Cub Scout Parent Orientation Guide | Click

Cub Scout Tri-Fold  | Click

New Cub Scout Parent 101 PDF | Click

New Cub Scout Parent 101 Video | Click

Navigating BeAScout | Click

Outdoor Adventures Scout Talk | Click

Indoor Activities Scout Talk | Click

Outdoor Adventures & Indoor Activities Scout Talk | Click

National Resources

Sample Scout Talk Video 1 | Click

Sample Scout Talk Video 2 | Click

Welcome to Cub Scouts Video | Click

What is Cub Scouts – 5 Questions Video | Click

Ways for Cub Scouts to Meet | Click

Cub Scout – BeAScout | Click

Scouts BSA – BeAScout | Click

Marketing & Membership Hub | Click

Invitation & Application Manager

Invitation Manger is your leads resource tool. This is where any inquiries from BeAScout will come in and await your response. You can also add leads manually during joining events or from names provided by unit members and send invitations to join that include a link to your unit’s application. There is also a URL and QR code specific to your unit that can be downloaded from this tool to use in your unit’s recruitment efforts.

Using Invitation Manager

Application Manager

Accepting Adult Application

Accepting Youth Application

Application Manager Dashboard | Video

Accepting Adult Applications | Video

Accepting Youth Applications | Video

Using Invitation Manager | Video

Notifications and Reports

When you have actions to take in either Invitation Manager or Application Manager you will receive email and in-tool notifications. You can also use reports to track actions that have been taken in the system and who had joined through the system.

Understanding Online Registration Notifications

Using and Downloading Online Registrations

Understanding Online Registration Notifications | Video

Using and Downloading Online Registration Reports | Video

In Person Resources

Pack & Den Recruiting

Scouts BSA Recruiting

Recruiting Rally

Recruiting Stations | Click

Recruiting Stations – Draft | Click

Scout Reach | Click

Sheet | Click

Talent Survey | Click

Volunteer Positions | Click

Parent Handbook | Click

Parent Guide | Click

New Parent Orientation | Click

Activity | Click

Electronic Flyer | Click

July 2022 Presentation | Click

Other Resources

Youth Application| Click

Adult Application | Click 


Atlanta Area Council

Cub Scouts | Click

Scouts BSA | Click 

Venturing | Click

Sea Scouts | Click

Exploring | Click

ScoutReach | Click