How to Recruit Scouts

Membership Recruitment Resources

Giving youth the opportunity to join Scouting is the core of the mission of Whatcom Scouting and this page is a resource to all our unit volunteers to help them in their efforts to recruit and retain Scouts.

The Membership Committee Guidebook is THE foundation for our membership efforts – CLICK HERE to download this guidebook.

Want to learn more about our 2019 Membership Campaign? Click here to download the Kick Off Webinar Presentation!

Scroll down to find the following resources to support your

units membership efforts

Local Membership Resources

Downloadable Resources Management Resources

Social Media Resources

Graphics and Images

Cub Scout Stampede @ Fire Mountain

Video Downloads

Recruitment Ideas

Recruitment Administration

   Local Membership Resources

These resources can be used year round to help you grow your unit.  These items can be checked out or requested from the Bellingham Service Center:

    – Mini Boys Life Magazines

    – Uniform Board

    – Opportunity Fund Application

    – The “Adventure Begins Here” Banner

    – Youth and Adult BSA Applications

    – “Something for Everyone” Flyer

    – “Slime” Flyer

    – Flyer Back (Color) or (BW)

    – Interest Sign-up Sheets

    – Stickers

    – Yard Signs

    – Uniform Cost and Store Hours Sheet

    – Cub Scout Stampede Flyers

    – Other items may be available in limited

       quantities contact the District Executive

Downloadable Resources

These resources can be downloaded and used to to help with your membership recruitment. 

    – Hero Flyer

    – Interest Sign-Up Sheet

    – Bookmarks

    – Parents Guide (color)

    – Parents Guide (BW)

    – Parents Guide BW 11×17

    – Join Scout Night Info Sheet/

         Principal Visit Sheet

    – Pack Recruitment Guide (color)

    – Pack Recruitment Guide (BW)

    – Flyer for LDS Scouts looking to

        “Continue the Adventure”

     -Recruitment Guide Printer Version

Online Flyer Ordering – COMING SOON

The Mount Baker Council is happy to be able to provide membership recruitment fliers to our units free of charge. There are two flyer styles currently available, both are depicted below, click on one to see a larger image.

Simply fill out the form to the right and click submit. All information on the form is required so that we can put together a flyer that has all the needed information on to help families join Scouting.

Please allow 3-5 business days for us to get them printed for you. Pick up will be at your desired Scout Service Center. and Invitation Manager

Much of the recruitment materials that we use today directs families to so it would benefit units and the scouting movement to make sure that this tool is as accurate as possible.

National BSA’s recruiting web site and tools available to unit leaders via provide a way for potential members to reach a pack or troop.  CLICK HERE to visit the national site on online registration which provides useful information on how to update your information on and manage registrations that could come in from the site.

Download this booklet on how to manage your pin from

Social Media Resources

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc are powerful resources and your unit is encouraged to use them. To do so the following resources are proved to help you make your social media platform as powerful as possible while operating by BSA policy.

– Social Media Images

– How to create Facebook Ads

– BSA Social Media Guidelines

– BSA Social Media Playbook

– Cub Scout Profile Frame

– Boy Scout Profile Frame

– Venturing Profile Frame

Graphics and Images

“Scout Me In” Logos

Cub Scout Logos

Boy Scout Logos

BSA Corporate Logos

Video Downloads

These resources can be downloaded and used to to help with your membership recruitment. 

Family Scouting Promotion
Welcome to Cub Scouting
Family Scouting and 
Chartered Organizations
Scout Me In Promotion

Join us on October 19 for Cub Scout Stampede!


What is Stampede: A fun day at Fire Mountain, open to all Cub Scouts. Activities include: archery, BB guns, fishing, hiking, crafts, field sports, bouldering, and much more.

When: Saturday, October 20th. Camp opens at 9:00am and the day wraps up at 4:00pm. Come for an hour, or stay for the whole day. Scouts are invited to attend for as long as they want. Registration is not required.

Who is invited: All Cub Scouts (regardless of grade). Siblings and parents are welcome too. All scouts are encouraged to bring a friend, and introduce them to all the great things Scouting has to offer.

Cost: FREE

Food: A hot dog lunch will be available for $2.00 from 12:00 – 1:00pm, or bring a sack lunch. The Trading Post will also be open.

Where: Fire Mountain Scout Camp. 26027 Walker Valley Road, Mount Vernon, WA 98274

Recruitment Ideas

Here are some helpful recruitment activities that your unit can plan to host to invite new families to Scouting.  These events can be held as recruitment activities or joining nights.

– Recruitment Idea Booklet

– 50 Ways to Recruit Tomorrow’s Leaders

Recruitment Administration

These resources are for your unit to help with the 1-2-3 of making the recruitment season easier and following up with every youth that comes to join Scouting.

    – Join Scout Night Info Sheet/

         Principal Visit Sheet

    – Pack Recruitment Guide

    – Unit Public Relations Sheet

    – Join Night Report