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Recruiting Event Information
Disclaimers: Most districts require that a disclaimer be placed on any flyer being distributed through the schools. Please check the district policy before requesting forms.
When ordering fliers for schools, remember to include kindergarten through fifth grade (about 22 fliers per classroom).
If girls or boys only units, plan on about 15 fliers per classroom (since about half the class is girls or boys).
Some schools allow a reminder card (invite) to be sent a day or two before the recruiting night event.
Scout talks can make a huge difference when signing up new Cub Scouts! A Scout Talk is simply visiting each classroom and getting the youth excited about Scouting. The Scout Talk is where youth excitement is created. The district’s Cub Scout sign-up training will help give you the skills to put on an effective youth talk. Scout talks work best by going class-to-class and giving a five-minute promotion on the fun that Scouting has to offer. If this scenario is not feasible then a school assembly will work; however, classroom talks are best. When speaking with the school, thank them for working with us in the development of youth and their community. Consult your district executive if you need assistance or need help talking with the school administrators. These energetic in-school presentations will dramatically increase the success of your recruitment!
Setting up an informational table at a school’s open house works well, but it should be designed to invite parents to the sign-up night.
Second Recruiting Night
Packs are encouraged to hold two recruiting nights. The second recruiting night could be held at pack meeting or pack event in late September or early October.
"It's not too late to join" fliers are available for second recruiting events.
Put Your Unit on the Internet
For many families, the decision to join Scouting is going to start with online engagement. It is vital that parents can find your unit using internet searches. Please make sure your unit completes these steps:
Step 1. Verify unit information on district website
Verify your unit's contact information on your district website. There is a unit page on the toolbar of every district website. Please make sure your unit’s information is correct. There is a link at the top of the page to submit corrections to the webmaster.
The information on this page is important as it shows up in internet searches. Also, fill out our social media survey, so we can help promote your unit.
Step 2. Text to Join webpage
The council utilizes Text to Join (text to Join: 833-301-1301) that sends parents to a webpage (www.shac.org/join) to help parents easily find units in their school district and join online.
Please make sure your unit's information is accurate at www.shac.org/join.
Make sure your unit’s information is correct on BeAScout.org, a national tool prospective families use to find units to join.
We suggest you list your feeder school(s) and/or church in the description. If your unit does not have a website, refer them to the district website (preferably the unit’s page, www.copperhead.shac.org/units). The Cubmaster and committee chair have access to update the information. Helpful hints can be found at www.shac.org/beascout-instructions.
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