Getting Kids to Join Cub Scouts
How to Get Parents to Sign Kids Up for Cub Scouts
Samantha sent in this question:
We are looking for ways to attract mothers to sign their children up for the Cub Scouts. I was wondering if you can give me any tips or what can attract mothers to have their sons join cub scouts. I hope you e-mail me great advice and tips because we want to be able to recruit more boys to join the Boy Scouts of America!
Get Some Professional Help
Our district professionals go to local schools and do great presentations directly to the children. These are well prepared and humorous. Many of the kids go home and insist that their parents go to the School Night to Join Scouting the following evening. This is a very effective way to get kids to join Cub Scouts.
Program, Program, Program
At the unit level, having a great program gets youth and their parents involved. If parents hear about all of the fun things a pack is doing, then they want to get their sons and daughters involved in it. Without a great program, parents might just see Cub Scouting as another activity to try to cram into an already busy schedule.
Readers, what are your best ideas for convincing parents to sign their kids up for Cub Scouts?
More Resources to Join Cub Scouts
Check out this Facebook group to interact with other Scout families and Scouters. they can also give you ideas for recruiting and retention.