Re: Recruiting in Schools
Michael F. Bowman (mfbowman@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Sat, 30 Mar 1996 01:12:19 -0500
The best time for recruiting Cubs is in the fall when school starts up.
Even if your Council has put all of its marbles on a Spring Roundup,
there is nothing to prevent Packs from staging their own fall membership
drive. National has been encouraging Councils to have a Back-to-School
or Join Scouting Night in the first few weeks of the School year for
several years. This targets new Tigers and Cubs, who are most likely to
join at the beginning of the School year.
You may also want to suggest to your Council the need for a Tiger
training session over the summer to prepare these folks ahead of time.
Now is the time to begin planning for fall recruiting for new Tigers and
Cubs. For some ideas on long range planning and a step by step process,
you may want to take a look at the U.S. Scouting Service Project Web Site
at htttp://www.hiwaay.net/usscouts/index. In the index scroll down to
training and look for recruiting/JSN. You will find both a planning
calendar and a sample JSN program.
Speaking Only for Myself in the Scouting Spirit, Michael F. Bowman
a/k/a Professor Beaver (WB), ASTA #2566, OA Vigil Honor '71, Eagle
Scout '67, Serving as Deputy District Commissioner for Training,
G.W.Dist., Nat. Capital Area Council, BSA - email@example.com
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City