Last fall, Chisholm Trail District set a Fall recruitment record, using some new methods and strategies. At this month’s Thunderbird Roundtable, Bob Rauner came and shared everything they did. The material is quite good, and should provide us with a foundation for renewed success in recruitment:
01-Spring 2017 JSN PLAY BOOK
02-Bring A Buddy Recruiting
02a-Bring-a-Buddy Business Card
03-2017 JSN Registration Form
04-JSN Tri-Fold Board Creation Tips
CS recruiting flyer FRONT (fillable)
EXAMPLE Post JSN Emails to new Parents – Last 5 JSN’s
How To Conduct A Boy Talk – JSN
Sample Calendar – JSN Trng 2017
Why Join Cub Scouting – Parent Information Guide – Spring 2017 – EXAMPLE for JSN Training
We had a truly unique meeting at the monthly Thunderbird Roundtable this month. I presented an update to online training, and Mike made sure everyone was up-to-speed on the cancellation of the BSA Tour Permit process.
We kicked-off our “Duty To God” series by inviting clergy from a variety of faiths in the community, to come and talk about their beliefs and the connection to Scouting. Tonight we heard about the Sikh faith from Christ-Singh Khalsa.
We also had Bob Rauner from Chisholm Trail District, give us a fantastic overview of their successful recruiting techniques (There will be a separate post with links to all of the amazing materials he presented):
Thanks to those that came out to our January Roundtable meeting. We had a great presentation on unit retention, and talked about participation in the upcoming “Report To State” Parade.
Our 3rd Annual Dutch Oven Tasting event was held at the Thunderbird Roundtable. Big “thanks” to Troop 93 who graciously provided some of the tastiest Dutch Oven dishes (and recipes) for everyone there. We also had a presentation on handling Scouts with unique dietary requirements, and food safety issues. Thanks to all for making this another fantastic Roundtable meeting.
Thanks to everyone who attended our September Roundtable meeting. We had a great break-out session on Rechartering, and a fantastic discussion on creating a Den Chief program for your Pack and Troop. In addition, we talked about staffing opportunities for next year’s National Jamboree.
As promised, here are the materials presented last night (PDF format):
Thanks to everyone who came to our April Roundtable meeting. We had a really fun discussion of great places to camp, in Texas – for all of the Scouting programs. We also enjoyed some interactive games for Boy Scouts. For Cub Scouts, we built some terrific styrofoam paper plate airplanes (see instructions, below) – these can also be used for the Aviation Merit Badge. We also talked about the District Pinewood Derby proposal.
Texas State Parks-Near Austin
OA-Where to Go Camping Guide 2005
Thanks to everyone who came out to our March Roundtable meeting. We had a diverse set of topics, and several good discussions. As promised, here are the materials presented at the meeting:
Website Options for Scout Units Presentation
We enjoyed a rousing game of Scout Jeopardy, during the February Roundtable meeting. The competition was quite intense…but we had a LOT of fun. As promised, here are the materials that were presented: