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How 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?
Losing 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 Strip The Recruiter Strip is worn by Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts who have recruited another boy to join Scouting.
Totin' 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.
Mom 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?
Encouraging 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?
Working 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?
Den 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?
Starting 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?
Getting 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...
Recruiting 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?
Recruiting 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.