As many of you have heard, the Council is making a huge push
for Spring Recruitment in 2012. Our focus is two-fold.
For the first time ever, we are recruiting graduating
Kindergarteners. The idea behind this is
to make creating those Tiger Dens that much easier. We want these newly recruited Tigers and
their parents participating in all Summer Pack activities. These new Tigers will also be able to attend
Dad and Lad, Mom and Me, or either of our District Day Camps. Due to the guidelines set forth by the Guide
to Safe Scouting, any Tiger attending Cu Day Camp would have to have a parent
or guardian with them at all times.
When recruiting the Kindergarteners, do not focus on
immediately finding a Tiger Den Leader. By brining these boys in earlier, the
Pack leadership will be able to identify and develop a quality leader who can
hit the ground running with Den Meetings in the fall.
The other half of our recruitment is focused on the Boy
Scout side. Our district has not been
making a push to recruit new Boy Scout age boys. I realize that by this age it can be hard to
grab the interest of these over booked pre-teens. We need to show them what we do and the fun
they can have. For this reason, we are
holding a “Show and Sell” in conjunction with the upcoming Spring Camporee.
Every Scout is encouraged to bring a non-Scout friend with
them to the Camporee. The district will
cover the cost of program materials and a patch for these each guest. Show these young men a fun weekend at camp,
sell them on a trip to S-F or Camp Lewallen this summer, and the hook will be
The “Show and Sell” is also available to Cub Packs and their
Once you recruit these boys, get their applications
completed and turned in. I am currently
looking at the option of setting up an application turn in location similar to
School Night to Join Scouting in the Fall.
Additional details to come.
If you would like to get flyers into your schools or for me
to do recruitment rallies to any Kindergarteners, 5th, or 6th
graders please let me know. Also, if you
have any questions, comments or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact me any
Yours in Scouting,