For Scout Recruitment
Help Grow Scouting!
Giving youth the opportunity to join Scouting is the core of the mission of the Mount Baker Council 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 2020 Membership Campaign? Click here to download the Kick Off Webinar Presentation!
Scouting Membership News!
Summer Membership Organization of Resources and Education for Scouters (S’more Membership Club)
These meetings will be held every other week through the summer starting on July 7th. Meetings will start at 7:15PM (the Zoom meeting will start at 7PM to allow people to get logged in) with 10-15 minutes of presentation followed by Q&A. Please register for those meetings that interest you by clicking on the topic below.
- August 18: How to virtually promote your unit
- September 1: Tips for presenting a virtual Parent Orientation
Past S’mores Meetings
- August 4: Tips for hosting a virtual Join Night and what you need to know about Be A Scout
- July 21: Navigating Invitation and Application Manager at My.Scouting.org
- July 7th : How to update your unit pin on BeAScout.org
New Cub Scout Recruitment Idea Book from National!
The National Council has just released an updated Cub Scout Recruitment Idea book and it’s pretty cool. Check it out here and if you have ideas on how to recruit more families to this amazing movement!
This online training is designed to help packs identify methods for a successful Fall Membership campaign from where to get boys and girls that are interested to what to do on your pack’s Join Night. Help Scouting grow by having a targeted, powerful and successful Fall Membership plan that is both fun and informative to scouts and parents alike.
Check out the 2020 Kick-off HERE
The Cub Scout Stampede is being rebranded as “Cub Scout Adventure Day”.
Cub Scout Adventure Day is a day to keep the promise of outdoor fun and adventure alive in Scouting for all our new Scouts (and a lot of old Scouts). The FREE day at Fire Mountain Scout Camp is all about getting outside and playing the game of Scouting!
There is no reason to believe at this time that Washington State won’t be at Phase 4 or better before this October event. This said, planning for how we can ensure safety at Adventure Day which normally has some 500+ Scouts and their families attend while still delivering on the promise of the outdoors.
In order to help us guide families to your Pack we are asking for some key information from every Cub Pack in 2020. This information will be used to promote your join night and connect prospective Scouting families to YOUR pack. Please take a moment to fill out as much information as possible.
In 2020 we understand not all packs will be able to host in person Join Nights and will opt for virtual join nights. Some packs may do both. Please use the blow forms to register your pack for one or both Join Night type.
Important! : Give families more than ONE chance to join! Have more than one layers of opportunity to Join your pack. Fill out these forms multiple times to let us know you have multiple chances for use to promote!
Be Prepared is the motto of the Boy Scouts of America an with so much uncertainty in what the fall membership season may look like in 2020 the Mount Baker Council in conjunction with efforts made by the National Council are hosting Be A Scout Day on September 12th. This virtual online event will be a source for prospective families to find out more about the Scouting program through online content and live virtual events on Facebook and in Zoom Meetings.
Commit Your Pack by CLICKING HERE
Membership Recruitment Resources
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
– The “Adventure Begins Here” Banner
– Flyer Back
– Interest Sign-up Sheets
– Yard Signs
– Uniform Cost and Store Hours Sheet
– Cub Scout Stampede Flyers
– Other items may be available in limited quantities contact the District Executive
These resources can be downloaded and used to to help with your membership recruitment.
– Interest Sign-Up Sheet
– Join Scout Night Info Sheet/
Principal Visit Sheet
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 Night Report – COMING SOON!
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.
– How to create Facebook Ads
– BSA Social Media Guidelines
– BSA Social Media Playbook
– Cub Scout Profile Frame
– Boy Scout Profile Frame
– Venturing Profile Frame
Log your Join Scout Night
In order to help us guide families to your Pack we are a
sking for some key information from every Cub Pack in 2020. This information will be used to promote your join night and connect prospective Scouting families to YOUR pack. Please take a moment to fill out as much information as possible. Your district professional staff and membership team will be following up about any missing information.
COMING JULY 31st
Online Flyer Ordering
The Mount Baker Council is happy to be able to provide membership recruitment fliers to our units free of charge. 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 5 business days for us to get them printed for you. Pick up will be at your desired Scout Service Center.
BeAScout.org and Invitation Manager
Much of the recruitment materials that we use today directs families to BeaScout.org so it would benefit units and the scouting movement to make sure that this tool is as accurate as possible.
National BSA’s BeAScout.org recruiting web site and tools available to unit leaders via my.scouting.org 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 BeAScout.org and manage registrations that could come in from the site.
Visit this site on how to manage your pin from my.scouting.org
Cub Scout Adventure Day at Fire Mountain
Join us on October 17 for Cub Scout Adventure Day!
What is Cub Scout Adventure Day?: 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 19th. 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.
Food: A hot dog lunch for a couple $$ will be available 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