Scouts BSA Recruitment Toolbox

Scouts BSA Recruitment Toolbox

Why We Recruit
Scouting provides life changing opportunities for youth, families, and our communities at large. Welcoming new families is vital to ensure these traits continue on in our Neighborhoods. A recruitment event provides an opportunity to speak to the families of the new Scouts. We recruit so that more youth can grow from Scouting and so more adults have an opportunity to volunteer so we can maintain a local community legacy. The tools below are a variety of resources available to assist with planning your recruitment efforts. 
Recruitment Speaking Points

The 5 W’s and How of Our Recruitment

In Person Recruitment

Should Our Troop Host an In Person Recruitment Event?

Roles in Recruitment

See the roles and responsibilities of the Council, Districts, and Units in providing an opportunity for community members to join and experience Scouting.

Recruitment Timeline

See WHO is working on WHAT and WHEN to help have the most impactful successful New Scout Sign up Season

Unit Social Media Guide

Most effective ways to promote your unit through social media and how to request council provided digital marketing

Promoting Your Event

See best practices from our council and around the country to help families learn about your Scouting program both in the School and beyond.

The Sign-Up Night

From conducting the Signup night, to enrolling more adult leaders, and incentive items for our new Scouts and Units. See what our goal first experience for new families is.

Scouts BSA Recruitment Library

Find our Scouts BSA Recruitment Playbook and Calendar Templates