Engage Your Unit Membership Chair With Ideas and Tools

Units that have membership growth and retention have three key components: a strong, vibrant Scouting program; engaged volunteers; and someone on the unit committee who is responsible for membership. The unit membership chair is the unit committee member who will focus on membership growth and retention of the unit. This new position is similar to the district or council membership chair who is responsible for growth in the district or the council.

Membership volunteers are the backbone of our efforts to recruit more youth into the BSA. To impact the lives of youth in each unit, volunteers must be more engaged. Easy to say, but how do they do it?

There are new online resources for the unit membership chair and council membership/relationship chair designed to assist those with this new responsibility in areas that include community projects, membership analyses, marketing, Webelos-to-Scout transition plans, and much more. Other resources to assist your council with membership can also be found at www.scouting.org/membership.

All volunteers responsible for membership in their council, district, or unit can find practical methods, new videos, and ideas for developing and implementing successful membership campaigns.

For more information about this great new online tool or other available resources, contact Garfield Murden in Membership Impact at garfield.murden@scouting.org or 972-580-2478.

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