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Membership Newsletter | June 2023

In September of 2022 we held our first joining nigh. We had decided to coordinate with units 719 and 542 to hold the event at Riverdale Park. During August we attended back-to-school nights at elementary schools in the area and passed out fliers inviting kids to the joining night. We also created a Facebook event and paid $50 to advertise that event to the surrounding community.

On the night of the event, we had several activities, including: an inflatable archery range, rain gutter regatta, knots, and crafts. We had a good turnout from our existing Scouts and new families. Overall, we felt the event was very successful and got several new Scouts and recruited their parents as well.

Some things we would do different in the future...

  • Have a formal check-in area where the parents can meet the leaders from the units that are recruiting.
  • Create a check-in sheet where we can make sure we collect contact information for all the new families that showed up so that we can follow up.

One thing that worked really well for us is that our Lions Den Leader was present and met with all of the families coming into the Lion’s Den and had a small activity that they could do together to get them introduced to the other Scouts and answer questions from the parents.

Pack 1111, Riverdale, Utah