Last Thursday night, Council held its Council-wide recruitment night for Cub Scouts. Many districts across the state had significant growth in its recruitment.
For example, our neighbor to the north in Carmel/Fishers’ Del-Mi District, their recruitment was up 47% year-over-year (i.e., comparison of the same time period in 2015 versus in 2016).
North Star District has 6 packs that have not completed their recruitment yet. Our numbers are stable year-over-year. Still we are on course to be ahead of last year. We just need a bit more patience to find out what is coming.
There were some truly astounding successes. District Executive Con Sullivan, Unit Commissioner Tom Sugar, and Pack 98 Cubmaster Mark Baskin have been working to re-introduce Cub Scouting to College Park Elementary School. They had 27 new Cub Scouts sign up! That is a 27 Scout increase year-over-year!
Thank you to all of the volunteers who served on Thursday night. A special thanks to the many, many Boy Scouts and Scouters who volunteered to support a nearby Cub Scout Pack. That mutual support is paying off in new members. That support was key at College Park Elementary in its success. The new parents witnessed many khaki shirts, so they did not feel alone.
Don’t forget that new scouts are now using the BeAScout.org or JoinINscouts.org to sign up. Your Cubmaster and Scoutmaster need to be up to date on their registration so that they can log in and accept the new members. See this article for more information.
District Membership Chair Sharla Merrick continues to move recruitment forward and has great plans for fall Boy Scout Recruitment. So keep working on recruitment. Attend the District Committee meeting tomorrow so that you can help us.