As this new Scouting season begins, one of our District’s biggest priorities is to make sure that each unit has a dedicated Committee level Unit Membership Chairperson (UMC). Most units have a person or two who dabble with the membership role, but it’s not typically their only role within the unit Committee, and many units are showing mixed results with retaining existing Scouts and recruiting new.
To help this along, we’ll have a UMC training session with emphasis on the role of the Pack UMC on September 19th at 7pm at Pouch’s Berlin Lodge. The agenda will be a discussion of the role, a few different outreach methods (school, chartered org, community), how to plan a successful fall recruiting campaign including an open house, tracking leads on the beascout.org site and a few other items.
We’ll have another session with Troop emphasis around the time our Webelos begin to crossover to our Troops in the Jan-Mar time frame.
One of side benefits of getting all of the membership staff together will be the collaboration opportunities, so please plan make sure that a representative from each Pack will attend. Please confirm attendance by emailing Matt Gaor, our District Membership Chair at CubmasterMatt@Pack6si.com, or by calling Matt at 877-90 Pack 6 (877-907-2256).