"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
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
is packed with many ideas and resources to help you succeed.
All scouters are encouraged to share this flyer as part of
their New Member Kit, recruiting efforts, etc. to help showcase the amazing scouting opportunities we have
right here in our Council.
SDIC Unit Membership Plan Templates: This
will help scout units to get a start on creating their annual membership plan. Send a copy to the Council
ACC for Membership.
BSA National Recruitment Resources: This
page links to a great wealth of additonal marketing
resources, social media planning tools and recruitment webinars with guidance from experience