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.

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.

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.