As we approach Halloween, Dr. Geoffrey Zoeller, Patriots' Path Council vice president for membership and relations, reminds us about engaging with the youth of our community. "Who is going to be coming to your door for candy in a few days? Potential Cub Scouts! When giving them treats, why not also invite them to join Scouting? Pass out information/invite cards, tie slips of paper with invites to bags, use labels and stick them to candy wrappers. You can even do a twist on front yard camping displays by creating a scary tent set-up. Most importantly, briefly engage youth about what Scouting has to offer and give them some means of getting more information."
The below cards were created by the Westchester-Putnam Council for this purpose and can be obtained by clicking here.
Remember, our youth deserve a safe and fun-filled Halloween, so make your approach sincere, informative, and quick!! -- there are many more houses for them to visit.