Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Have Some Down Time This Summer? Update Your BeAScout Pin!

It’s so important to have an up to date BeAScout pin for your unit.  Why? Well we run media ads, promotions, and direct interested families to this centralized website. New families want to know the latest and greatest about your unit.

It’s also important to check to see what genders your pack is serving.  Once you turn in your Family Scouting Designation Form, units accepting girls get directions on how to apply that on their pin.

We all need to make sure the contact information is correct, meeting time is current, and links go to current web pages.

Finally, be sure there is an active volunteer checking for new leads/ interested families. 

For assistance please contact your unit service executive Marc Maratea at 973.900.0919 or
marc.maratea@scouting.org or Charlean Mahon at 973.524.4459 or charlean.mahon@scouting.org.
Here is an example:

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Is Your Post Recruiting for Exploring at Your Local National Night Out?

You may not be thinking about recruitment, but there’s a great opportunity if your community is hosting a national night out this summer on Tuesday, August 7th. 

Sponsor a table, host an activity, spread the word with the community about why Exploring is such a cool program!

For free Exploring resources and recruitment materials, reach out to our membership executives, Al Thomas, al.thomas@scouting.org, 973-919-0389 or Javier Juarez at 973-765-9322 x257, javier.juarez@scouting.org.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.