Sign Up for Scouting Kick-Off

What we have traditionally called "School Night for Scouting" has been renamed as "Sign Up for Scouting". This is a step in helping people realize they can sign up for scouting outside of a single night at their school. 

The Kick-Off for the North Star District will be on June 24 at Belvoir Winery in Liberty, MO. The event will run from 6:30 – 7:30, but please feel free to arrive earlier to connect with other units and swap ideas on your favorite recruiting techniques.

Please remember, since the winery does serve alcohol, clothing free of Scouting insignia is encouraged.

This night will be packed with information and our Director of Marketing, Matt Armstrong, is going to attend to fill you in on all of the latest and greatest resources that our Marketing Team has been working on. You do not want to miss it!

Please make sure that AT LEAST one of the following adults from your Pack attends: (All 3 would be even better)

  • Cubmaster
  • Committee Chair
  • Sign Up for Scouting Coordinator

Recruitment Idea Books

The BSA has created really informative and easy-to-follow "Idea Books" for each of its Scouting Programs. Take a look at the book for your program and start implementing tried and true recruitment methods for your unit!

BeAScout Pin

The BeAScout website is a great tool that allows people to find scouting units in their neighborhoods and connect with those units. A "pin" is a map pin on the BeAScout tool. If properly leveraged, the unit can use BeAScout as a recruiting tool or to sign-up new scouts at recruiting events. It can even be used to transfer scouts from one unit to another!

It is very important that this information is correct before Fall Recruitment. Here's how. Here's a great video on how to update it as well.

Ideal Year of Scouting

For Pack and Troop Planning, please make sure to have the Ideal Year of Scouting at your fingertips! This is a great guide for planning your program year.

https://www.hoac-bsa.org/ideal-year-of-scouting