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ROUND-UP TO JOIN SCOUTING
Adult volunteer leaders are working together on the annual fall membership
recruiting campaign, Fall Round-up to Join Scouting.
of one individual to provide a quality Scouting program can influence many
young people and change an entire community. But it won't be accomplished
unless leaders plan to reach out to the youth in their community.
should have the opportunity to become a Scout. Every parent should have the
opportunity to participate in Scouting with his or her child.
is one of the most effective ways to invite boys and their parents to join
and become an integral part of your unit's program.
Units throughout the council will welcome thousands of new youth and adult
members in the coming weeks. School Night will be held on different nights
in each district in the council. This will allow several district volunteers
to assist units that need extra help.
district will have all elementary schools -- public and private -- open on
one designated night. Every elementary school in the council should be open
and staffed by pack and troop leaders to welcome boys and adults to
Scouting. Posters and fliers will be delivered to schools.
planning by unit leaders is a crucial part of a successful Fall Round-up.
Some time spent making a few phone calls and putting together a short
program can pay big dividends.
One of the most effective ways of recruiting is to organize a phone-a-thon
one or two nights before Fall Round-up meeting. Secure phone lists or buzz
books from your school. A personal phone call inviting the family to Fall
Round-up provides a warm welcome. It also insures promotion in case the Fall
Round-up flier information didn't get into the hands of the parents or
Each unit should plan to make a presentation at its elementary school open
house. Try to secure a table, staffed by pack volunteers, in an area of high
visibility. You can even have applications available at the table. If
possible, secure a few minutes on the agenda.
want to distribute a pack calendar and a list of contact people with their
phone numbers. Units also can put photos and crafts on display on bulletin
boards or in display cases in the school.
Each unit should have a uniformed adult leader join the district executive
in making classroom visits or rallies at your school. This will take place
anywhere from one to three days before your School Night. This is a great
time to tell boys about pack activities and programs.
pinewood derby car, patches, crafts or other small program-related articles
into the classroom to show how enjoyable Scouting is.
are crucial in generating the excitement needed to insure a good School
school visit, the uniformed adult leader and district executive will give
each boy a touch-on, which is a small Cub Scout-oriented sticker. The
sticker will remind the boy and his parents or guardian to attend Fall
Get Set – Fall Round-up!
Each unit should distribute a calendar of events and activities to
prospective members and adult leaders as they enter the meeting on Fall
Round-up. A well-organized program calendar makes a strong first impression.
Prospective Scouts and leaders will be more responsive if they witness
leadership and dedication in the unit from the start.
should have a
on Round-up Night. This person should be in full uniform and be a good
public speaker. The person should follow the agenda provided to all
units at the August Program Preview meeting.
should have a
This person will be responsible for organizing a system to collect fees
and applications in an orderly and efficient manner. This may involve
more than one person.
Scout pack should have
coordinating the Tiger Cubs.
They should be prepared to conduct a short orientation and answer
questions about the program.
should be available to answer questions and help with applications.
and their parents join a Scouting unit, they want to experience the Scouting
program. Leaders and School Night organizers are the key people in seeing
that dens or patrols are formed.
must be willing to accept new boys and to make sure that each boy receives
the program he was promised. Unit leaders must realize that School Night is
the time to recruit additional help and have parents accept specific
Scouting is an exciting program. Our leaders teach values and develop
leadership skills in young people while everyone involved has fun. Scouting
is important enough that every parent should consider it and every boy
encouraged to try Scouting.
If you have
any questions or problems regarding Fall Round-up, contact your unit
commissioner or district executive. He or she will assist your unit and help