Boy Scout Recruiting
A steady flow of youth into a Boy Scout Troop is essential to maintaining the Troop's health. New Scouts bring energy and enthusiasm to the Troop program. They also bring with them parents that can serve as adult leaders.
To avoid the pitfall of shrinking membership, a Troop should add at least 5-10 new Scouts every year. Having a year-round growth plan in place will help attract new Scouts.
Enclosed in the guide below are methods that can be used to invite boys and their families to join your Troop. Many successful Troops implement all three. Your District Membership Committee is interested in your feedback. Please drop a note to your local District Executive and let us know how these work for you. If you have suggestions for future versions of this guide, please let us know.