John Fehrenbach (SCOUTERJON@AOL.COM)
Wed, 7 Dec 1994 23:56:59 -0500
In regards to recruiting I have found that a recruiting campout is especially
helpful. This is what I do.
1) I pick a close camp with a cabin. I plan to tent camp, but I keep the
cabin in case of terrible weather as a back up. We also eat in the cabin. (
most boys look forward to the tents )
2)I send out flyers announcing the camp out dates and that this is a BSA
function. I also specify ages.
3) I tell all the scouts in the troop to invite there friends on this
camp out. Even if they don't plan on joining sometimes this event will change
there mind on scouting.
4) I also request that the new boys going on the campout attend one
meeting . this accomplishes two things, 1) You know who you are taking
camping, 2) It gives the new boy a meeting experience.
5) I have a flyer telling them about the troop who we are and what we
do. Also in this flyer is what to pack.
6) The troop usually cooks for this weekend. I try to provide the most
pleasant camping experiance possible without babying them.
This has done very well for our troop.
p.s. if you want more details you can e-mail me direct at email@example.com
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City