Council News

The Scout Office will be closed
Saturday, May 3
for the
Spring U of O game

 

The Scout Office will be closed
Saturday, May 24 thru
Monday, May 26
 for Memorial Day weekend


 

 

Spring is the Best Time to 

INVITE NEW BOYS TO CUB SCOUTING

 

Especially Kindergarteners & 1st Graders
Download Your Pack Action Plan Here

A few simple steps can make all the difference for a boy and his family!

OTHER RESOURCES and IDEAS

25 ways to Promote your Pack

   Cub Pack Brochure
Word Doc for editing
Scouting Secret
- Article from a Parent
FALL: Cub Parties

 

Cub Round Up Action Plan

Getting Started

  • Meet with Teachers for any grade where the den needs recruiting attention
  • Ask them about great parents that potentially could be Den Leaders
  • Build your list of potential Tiger and other Den Leaders as needed
  • Select one adult member of the Pack to serve as the Tiger “Coach” or Mentor
  • This person will help the new Tiger Parents get organized and off to a great start.  This also allows your pack time to get to know the parents and select the right person for Tiger Den Leader
  • Get all your Pack’s fun summer activities (including camps) into a “Summer Calendar”
  • Organize a FUN recruiting event (KISMIF = Keep It Simple, Make It Fun)
  • Invite all the Kindergarteners, First Graders and their families
  • Send Letters, Flyers, Use Business Cards, Invitations, and MAKE CALLS to Families in your School, Talk it up!

 

The Round Up Meeting (60 minutes MAX)

  • Plan the meeting well:
  • Before the Meeting (30 min. before meeting)
  • Make sure families can find you – Put up easy to see signs
  • Have Applications and other joining materials and Pack info ready for new families
  • Set up your meeting space
  • Pre- Opening or Gathering Activity (20 min. before meeting)
  • Welcome families as they arrive & make sure everyone signs in with contact info for follow up
  • Have a Game that anyone can join at any time – i.e. Balloon Volley Ball
  • Have displays of Pack activities  for families to see
  • Opening & Welcome (5 min.)
  • Teach the Cub Scout Sign and Salute - Pledge of Allegiance – Fun song, etc. MAKE IT FUN AND ENERGETIC!
  • Let everyone know what is going to happen
  • Activity for Boys (plan for 30 min.)
  • Send boys off with Den Leaders to have FUN!!!
  • Parent Talk (max 30 min.)
  • Cover the basics – DON’T OVER SELL
  • SHARE A CALENDAR: Parents want to know When, Where, How Much $, and what they need to do.
  • Spend some time on the Why of Cub Scouting and how it benefits the Boy and Family
  • Den Organization (15 min.)
  • Invite Boys back and break up into Den Groups
  • Den Leaders help families finish filling out applications, collect apps with fees and schedule next Den meeting
  • Closing (5 min.)
  • Celebrate the New Families and Cub Scouts
  • Have a small ceremony to welcome the new Cubs and their families to the Pack
  • Keep it brief
  • Clean Up
  • Everyone can help
  • FEEL GREAT knowing that you’ve done a great job and that your Cubs and families can look forward to a fantastic adventure in Scouting!

 

 

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