scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: Recruiting Boy Scouts in classroom visits
Murphy Peter (MurphyP@TCE.COM
Mon Nov 15 1999 - 06:55:27 CST
There was an article a few years back in *Scouting* magazine about a
VERY successful Scoutmaster when it came time to recruit in the classroom.
He talked up the adventures trying to hit everyone's hot button. He
lighting a couple of cotton balls glues to a piece of cardboard using a
hot spark kit. Then he offered a free hot spark kit to every boy that
up at their pizza night with a parent.
At the meeting, new boys were assigned to different patrols to go through
the night's program with a small group of Scouts in the troop while the
Scoutmaster took the parents aside and talked with them.
I plan to give this classroom recruiting a try just before crossover time.
Peter Murphy, SM T125, Crossroads of America Council