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Tiger Cub ScoutsGetting Parents to Sign Boys Up for Cub Scouting  A reader writes in looking for advice about convincing parents to sign their children up for the Cub Scouts. What ideas can you share with her?

 

webelos neckerchiefWelcoming Webelos to Boy Scout Troop  Aaron sent in this question "I am looking for ways to welcome Webelos into Boy Scouts at Pack Meetings, any ideas? Like a cross over, but not as formal."

 

Smiling TeenagersHow to Reboot a Venturing Crew  Karah asks "Is there anything I can do to bring new life to the Crew? " Readers, what are your ideas for breathing new life into a Crew?

 

Uniform and FlagLosing Interest in Boy Scouts  A reader asks "The fun is gone. I know Boy Scouts is different than Cubs, but is it supposed to be no fun? Is there a suggestion I can take to the Scoutmaster that might help him keep these boys interested?"

 

Recruiter StripRecruiter Strip  The Recruiter Strip is worn by Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts who have recruited another boy to join Scouting.

 

Totin Chip CardTotin' Chip  The Totin Chip certification grants a Scout the right to carry and use woods tools. Recently it also proved to be a great way to recruit new Scouts for our troop.

 

Tiger Cub ScoutsMom to Mom Cub Scout Recruiting  Mike wrote to me with this question about Cub Scout recruiting. Could a local mom-to-mom Cub Scout recruiting program get more families into Cub Scouting?

 

Norman Rockwell's Boy Scout paintingEncouraging a New Boy Scout  What steps can a parent take in encouraging a new Boy Scout who has just joined a troop with little or no previous Scouting experience?

 

Cub Scouts - Strong Values - Strong Leaders - Character CountsWorking With Large Cub Scout Packs  Barbara asked this question recently on the Facebook page: Just found your page and I'm anxious to poke through it. Anything on how to handle huge Packs? We currently have 88 registered Cubs and we'll probably hit 100+ by the fall. I've just signed on as the committee chair and I want to help continue our legacy of crossing over enthusiastic Cubs into Boy Scouts. How do we keep boys from feeling lost in the shuffle?

 

Cub Scouts - Strong Values - Strong Leaders - Character CountsDen Meetings in a Very Small Pack  How do you run den meetings in a very small pack where there are only one or two Cub Scouts in each den?

 

Smiling TeenagersStarting a Venture Crew  Maybe you've heard about this coed Scouting program for young men and women and you're ready to try to organize a Venture Crew. You might even have a specific group of young people in mind. It could be you know of a group who want to go out hiking or work on model trains together or maybe you just want to get a church youth group going. So where do you start?

 

venturinglogoGetting Teens to Sign Up for Venturing  Our Crew has been trying to recruit lately. The problem they are having is they talk to Bob and he isn't sure he wants to go unless Tim and Amy are going. They talk to Tim and Amy and they are wondering who else will be there. And on and on...

 

Cub Scouts - Strong Values - Strong Leaders - Character CountsRecruiting and Retention for Cub Scouts  Recruiting and retention is a hot topic in Scouting. Today we'll focus on Cub Scouts. How do we get them and how do we keep them?

 

FitnessRecruiting New Boy Scouts  We know of a number of middle school students who are not currently involved in Scouting. So this is a good time of year to try to recruit them into the Troop.