Pack Recruiting Timeline

July and August:

  • Pack Committee holds planning meeting for upcoming year and submits calendar by August 31st. Be sure to schedule a Spring Recruitment event, a “Bring‐a‐Buddy” event and a high‐visibility community event.
  • Set Fall Recruitment Goal with district membership team.
  • Identify Tiger Den Coach and Cub Camping Chair.
  • Also, recruit and train any Tiger Den Leaders from spring recruiting.
  • Update your Pack’s BeAScout pin by August 31st.
  • Schedule Joining Night and secure location. Also, set a backup date.
  • Order Flyers for FREE from the Council.
  • Contact school to get permission to do a “Boy Talk”. 

September:

  • Distribute Flyers at least one week before Joining Scouting Night.
  • Hold “Boy Talk” a few days before Joining Scouting Night.
  • Hold Joining Scouting Night.
  • Report to your District Membership Team the number of new youth recruited at Joining Scouting Night.
  • Submit all new youth applications with correct fees to qualify for the Pinewood Derby incentive. Meeting this deadline will ensure that all youth will be in the internet rechartering and advancement systems.
  • Run your "Second Chance" Event.

October:

  • Submit all new youth applications with correct fees to qualify for the Pinewood Derby incentive. Meeting this deadline will ensure that all youth will be in the internet rechartering and advancement systems.
  • Start the Recharter process. Pick up your charter packet.

November:

  • Have membership chair collect dues from returning scout families in preparation to recharter in December.
  • Be sure den leaders turn in complete den rosters, including any late applications and fees.
  • Contact any families who have not returned to let them know of all the fun things the pack has scheduled.
  • Collect paperwork from new committee members and den leaders. Make sure to have Youth Protection certificates and applications completed.
  • All new leaders should complete basic training.

December:

  • Finalize your pack roster.
  • Collect all fees.
  • Obtain needed signatures from Chartered Organization.
  • Turn in charter on time.
  • Pick up Pinewood Derby kits.