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Cub Scouts Cub Scouts have the opportunity to see things and go places they could never imagine. They go on field trips and go camping. Want to go on a campout? Want to learn a secret code? If you're a boy in the first through fifth grades, (ages 7-10), then Cub Scouts might be for you.


Tips for Conducting a Successful Cub Scout Recruiting Activity

  • Schedule your activity early in the school year. Parents and boys determine their school year activities shortly after the start of the school year. Be the first in line to invite new parents and boys to join the program. Contact your local school, church, park, etc. by the end of July to schedule the activity for the first week in September.
  • Determine volunteer leader needs and recruit new leaders prior to the recruiting night. If leaders are already in place and trained your pack will get off to a smoother start in the fall. A good place to develop a prospect list for new volunteer leaders is by researching your child’s school directory from the previous year.
  • Be prepared to show new parents your calendar of events, pack budget, and let them know how much popcorn they need sell for their pack to achieve the “Ideal Year of Scouting."
  • Conduct a special event for your recruiting activity. Show new parents and boys the fun associated with Cub Scouting. Activities could include a trip to the bowling alley, a swimming/pizza party, family day at a local park with games, etc.
  • Promote! Fliers, school newsletters, posters, inserts for church bulletins, yard signs, door hangers, post cards, news releases, etc. are available through the Durham Scout Center to help you promote your activity.
  • Develop a "bring a buddy plan". Develop an incentive program for boys who bring a friend to join Scouting.
  • Let us know how we can help. Call your District Executive or contact us at the Durham Scout Center, 402.431.9BSA (9272).

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