Date: July 23
Time: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Cost: $150 per unit
Pack 4039 is hosting this year’s annual Scout Night at Splash City. It’s essentially the same as last year… The cost is $150 per unit. This is an event for the whole family. The Scouts can even bring their friends.
Units must sign up ahead of time. Please email Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot and to make arrangements for paying the registration fee.
See you there!!
Don’t forget the Shoot-O-Ree rained out in May is rescheduled for Aug. 26 at Beaumont. This fun event allows Scouts of all ages to test their marksmanship skills. http://bit.ly/2kX1z0v
Cubmasters and Committee Chairs,
Can you believe it! We are 6 weeks away from school starting again and 4 weeks away from school registration! For those of you who do not know me, my name is Todd Sivia and I have been appointed as the Membership Chair for Cahokia Mounds District. I am an Eagle Scout was a fellow Cubmaster. I understand the demands on all of you to recruit new scouts. I am excited to work with you and try to increase your memberships. The District has placed a huge goal on me, which is increase the number of Scouts by 15% (750 new Scouts) and maintain a 90% retention. This means that recruitment needs to be planned ahead of time.
I am requesting that you take the following steps today:
- Form a committee for recruitment.
- Get permission at each school building to have people working at registration
- Assign shifts to those that can work school registration, if applicable (I know Highland has online registration, but if there is walk-in registration that day needs to be maned)
- Contact me and let me know who from the Pack I can get flyers to for Fall Recruitment for School Registration.
- We will also need a date for a community wide recruitment day. We ask that you work with other packs in the area to coordinate that date, time, and place.
Please note that if you have not selected your date, time, and place for your recruitment by July 15 and emailed to me, the district will select a date, time, and place for your recruitment date. On the community wide recruitment date, we ask that your calendar for the fall be completed with specific dates and time for meetings and dates and times of your den meetings. If you need assistance with that, please do not hesitate to reach out to me or Kevin Buhr: Kevin.Buhr@scouting.org.
As part of recruitment, there are Scouts that your group views as “At-Risk” to losing because of sports or other activities that the Scout is involved with. The biggest cause of lost Scouts is sports. We ask that you reach out to those individuals within the next 2 weeks and invite them to the community recruitment night or invite them to attend another Pack Meeting in the community. Remember Scouting has no borders or territories, our main goal is recruiting children to participate in Scouting and becoming our future leaders. I ask that you send me a list of those individuals as well. We want every Scout parent to know and realize that there are multiple Packs in the area and that if Soccer/Baseball/Hockey is conflicting with Scouts that there are other Packs available for the child to join.
Recruitment & Program Planning resources are posted here: https://stlbsa.org/programs/recruitment/
- Program guide
- Pocket calendar
- Fall recruitment resources, including the training video
Todd W. Sivia
Just for fun: 7 things we know about the nun reading ‘Boys’ Life’ in the classic comedy ‘Airplane!’.
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Don’t let money be the issue for not attending one of these great trainings. The local chapter of Friends of Gilwell has partial scholarships available as well, email them at email@example.com.
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75% of Hornaday Award medal applications are rejected because Scouts and their advisers are not clear about the requirements. Learn how Scouts can earn this award during Hornaday Award Adviser Training July 7-9.
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