Recruiting Youth and Adult Volunteers

 

Thank you for your recruiting efforts this past fall as we welcomed over 700 new families into our Scouting programs!




Always keep safety in mind and practice social distancing when meeting and follow the latest CDC guidelines. Encourage your Scouts to invite their friend to be a part of your unit.

We are encouraging each unit to do one more pop-up recruiting event. Our Council has some great resources to help market your recruiting effort, contact our District Membership Team below for assistance.


 


BeAScout.org "Pin"

Updating your BeAScout.org “pin” is simple, and it’s a good way to make sure your information is current. Displaying last year’s Cubmaster or meeting time doesn’t exactly impress new families interested in joining. We call it a “pin” because when families search BeAScout.org and ask to find Scout units within a certain number of miles around their address, the answers are listed next to a map with what looks like pins marking the location of each unit.

"BeAScout is the way that families who are looking to join a Scouting unit can easily find your unit and apply, “By setting up your pin, your unit information will show on BeAScout, and you’ll be ready to accept new families into your unit."

-Pat Wellen, the BSA’s director of research and strategy

What is BeAScout?

When someone Googles phrases like “join Scouting,” “pack near me” or “find Scout troop,” the result in the coveted top spot is the BSA’s BeAScout page: beascout.scouting.org.

From there, families can type in their ZIP code, select the program that interests them (Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing or Sea Scouts) and click “Find and Apply.”

What happens next? Well, that’s kind of up to you.

If your pin is updated, a prospective Scouting family will find your leader’s contact info, a link to your website and a brief description about your unit.

If you have also turned on the “Apply Now” button, parents can also fill out the application online directly from BeAScout — or they can send you an email for more information.

Unit Pin Update Instructions

How to update your BeAScout pin

Who can update the pin? The Key 3 of the unit — committee chair, chartered organization representative and unit leader (Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, Advisor, Skipper) — has access to Organization Manager in my.Scouting tools, which will allow them to set up the unit pin.

What’s the process for doing so? A step-by-step guide is available online at this link. Look for the PDF link called “Setting Up Your Unit’s BeAScout Pin.”

What has changed? Pin management is no longer in “Legacy Tools.” It has been updated with a new fresh look and easier navigation. Everything you need to set up the pin is in one tool, meaning no more moving back and forth between tools or pages.

Update Your Unit's BeAScout.org PIN Now

 

 

File Name Description
2022 Recruiting Calendar Checklist Download