Re: Promotion (Urgent)
Jim Sleezer (JHS8@OSUVM1.BITNET)
Tue, 7 Jun 1994 11:45:00 CST
I think the most important thing to have is boys inviting boys. One year we
did "business cards" for each active cub scout. Each got about a dozen to
distribute to friends who were not cubs. The card had basic meeting info
(fill in the blanks) and the den leader's phone number. It also had a space
marked "Invited by" for the cub to put his name. If a new boy turned in the
card at his first meeting, the cub received a recruiter strip at the next
We seldom had to sell the idea the cub scouting was fun. We just had to get
the information on how to connect to the family--some parents won't get off
their butts to look for info but if the boy brings a flier or card home they
will let him go to the meeting!
We used every source we could to get out the names of contact people to make it
easy for parents to connect their boys with cub scouts.
On the other hand, we had to make cub scouting fun in order to keep the boys
active. That's where I put more of my effort. My goal was to end the year
with as many boys as we recruited at school night.
Roundtable Commissioner, Pawnee Bill District, Will Rogers Council
Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 18
JHS8 at OSUVM1.BITNET JHS8 at VM1.UCC.OKSTATE.EDU (Internet)
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