This blog documents some successful ideas on how to drive membership in the Boy Scouts of America.
Town Round tables are a great tool to develop a cohesive effort across the units in a town.A town Roundtable may discuss: 1. Recruiting and Retention 2. Events 3. Service 4. Discuss scouting initiatives 5. Develop a sense of community A town roundtable is NOT a substitute for a Unit Committee or a District Roundtable. DRTs focus on general program guidance & training; a Town RT focuses on specific coordination issues within a small group. It is not a blending of units. Units have their own programs; a Town RT addresses issues of mutual interest and mutual aid. Try quarterly for meeting frequency...Posted on the best practices site (aothough poorly indexed) @ https://bestpracticesportal.scouting.org/Lists/Best%20Practice%20Entry/BestPracticeEntry.aspx?ID=396 There is a 2-pp pdf posted there also that provides additional info on the topic that has been piloted extensively in PPCMitch Erickson
Great idea Mitch. We'll be pushing out tips like this is the coming weeks and months. :)