Camping

Connecting Cub Scouts to their new pack

Units like Pack 160 in Burton, Mich., know how to both recruit and retain members. The secret, says Cubmaster Julie Rencsak, is to get families to camp as quickly as possible.

Cub Scout Leadership

How They Do It: Successful Cub Scout Recruiting

New Cub Scouts get ‘Official Pinewood Derby Licenses’ in the Last Frontier Council. Using innovative recruiting ideas and concepts, the council welcomed 3,562 new Cub Scouts after its 2004 campaign.

Cub Scout Activities

Cub Scout Recruiting: How Do They Do It

Everyone wants great fall roundup ideas, and Scouters in Otetiana Council, Rochester, N.Y., are happy to share the strategies that fueled their 2004 campaign.

Boy Scout Leadership

Scouters' advice on convincing parents to serve as unit leaders

Scouter T.H. wrote, in our October issue, that his troop was finding it hard to recruit parents as leaders. “How,” he asked, “can we instill some sense of volunteerism and commitment to Scouting among these parents?”

Boy Scout Leadership

All Aboard

Getting “inactive” parents more involved in Scouting can add new resources to a troop’s leadership while enriching the Scouting experience for new Scouts and their families.