This is your monthly district roundtable meeting that ALL Scout leaders should plane to attend. The structure of this meeting has three parts. First, the opening, greeting, and announcements. Second, the breakout sessions for all divisions of Scouts (Cubs, Troops, Ventures, and Sea Scouts). In the last part, everyone reconvenes for the closing. This structure will be different from time to time and in many areas. Scout leaders who don’t attend are often left out of the loop of information.
Now that we have lost of new families joining our Pack or Troops, existing leadership needs to have a discussion about training. Every adult (moms, dads, uncles, and ants) should set up a free my.scouting.org account and take YPT… ASAP! Later, if they chose to join the leadership of the unit they can attach the membership to the account. Additional training is encouraged to all, not restricted to members only.
Cub Scout Packs recruit leaders from the parents. Troops get leaders crossing over from Packs with their Scouts. Packs are organized and run by the adult leaders. Troops are “Youth Lead” and the adult leadership is there to give guidance and structure. In scouting, we have two sides of adult leadership. Cub Masters, Den Leaders, and Scoutmasters are “Scout Facing” Leaders. The larger and as important leadership is going on backstage. Committee members and charter organization representatives (COR’s) for Pakes and Troops are a critical role for adults. There is a place for everyone, no matter their commitment level.
Scouts recruitment is year-round. When school starts back up in the fall, its often referred to as the start of the recruiting season. Many districts have a “School Signup Night” organized by the professional staff. This is a signup night only, not a “Back to the Pack”. Packs & Troops need to promote year-round with service opportunities. School orientation day (“Meet the Teacher”), meetings, gatherings or assemblies. There are many recruitment opportunities throughout the year.