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 BeAScout.org “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 BeAScout.org 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.
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
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
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
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
Accepting Adult Application
Accepting Youth Application
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
In Person Resources
Pack & Den Recruiting