Thursday, August 30, 2018


There are a variety of steps that can boost your fall recruitment.  The attached “Back Dated Steps for Fall Recruiting” lists these steps and backdates them based on the date of your fall recruitment event.

But nothing can be promoted until the date, time and location of your event is confirmed.  Some organizations are very slow to reply to your request for meeting space, so it is best to submit your request now.  The sooner that you can confirm the details, the sooner that steps can be taken to promote the event.

On the attached “Back Dated Steps”, if you enter the date for your recruitment event, the formulas will autofill the suggested dates for completing the steps.  The dates are just suggestions but this is designed to be sure that you don’t miss deadlines and steps are taken far enough in advance to have an impact.

Some steps may not apply to your pack (like mailing an invitation) but are listed to be thorough.  Delegating the steps to a number of parents can lighten the load for everyone, but one person should keep track of everyone’s progress.  Many of these can be done by a parent who is not yet helping out with your pack.

Download the customized backdating sheet at:

Friday, August 10, 2018

How to Put Scouting on the Map With Google

Learn how to harness the power of Google to promote your pack, troop, crew, and ship and attract more members!

Here is a quick YouTube video by Michael Ramsey, Director of Marketing and Brand Management for the Boy Scouts of America.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Watch LIVE: Membership Experts to Hit the Road, Train Local Unit Leaders for a Successful Fall Recruitment

The council membership committee is pleased to announce the addition of a Facebook Live showing of the 2018 Membership Road Show!  All leaders are invited and highly encouraged to attend and watch from the comfort of their homes.

The LIVE session will be streamed for free from the Patriots’ Path Council Facebook page on Monday, August 20 from 7:00 - 8:30 P.M.  All you need to do is go to,, and wait for us to go live at 7:00 P.M. sharp.  A web link will be provided to you allow access to all materials discussed in the session. 

This is a short membership stop!  In just 1.5 hours you will learn all the latest on Family Scouting, introducing Lions to the Cub Scout family, new member coordinator, Be A Scout, best practices, and the new national BSA marketing plan, Scout Me In!

Be sure to send at least one representative to a Road Show stop. 
So, can we, “Scout You In?”

Register today for free at:

For more information contact, Al Thomas,, 973-919-0389 or Javier Juarez at 973-765-9322 x257,