"A steady flow of youth into each Scout unit is essential to maintaining the unit’s health. Plus, new
Scouts bring energy and enthusiasm to the program! To avoid the pitfall of shrinking membership, a unit
should add at least 10 new Scouts every year. Having a year-round growth plan in place will help attract new
Council Roundtable Presentation - SDIC Guide to Unit Membership Growth: Sustainable Membership Growth is
an important duty of every Scout pack, troop, crew, ship & post. This is accomplished when the unit
committee creates an annual plan that includes a New Member Coordinator and builds strong relationships
with local schools and other community groups.