Category: Membership

Register Now for the All Markets Strategy Summit


Mark your calendar for the All Markets Strategy Summit on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. Registration is now open. Perhaps the most critical factor to Scouting’s future success

Register Now for the All Markets Strategy Summit – May 20


Perhaps the most critical factor to Scouting’s future success is the ability to engage underserved segments of the U.S. population. In each community, there are youth from many cultures not currently served by Scouting. We must change that. Families—all families—need

Changes to Fees for LDS Non-Unit Registrants

In the past, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who serve in stake positions and have registered as non-unit registrants, like unit commissioners, district committee members, district or council members at large, or council executive board

Membership Impact Department News and Resources: Unit Membership Chair Position, Data Reporting. and Registrar Training

The February issue of Membership Impact Department News and Resources has been published and is available online. In this issue, you can read more about the new unit membership chair position, upcoming changes to the reporting of membership data, and

Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation Supports Hispanics for Fishing

On April 1, 2014, the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) will launch a campaign to engage Hispanics in boating and fishing as research has shown this population segment is underrepresented as anglers, lacks participation as boat owners, and is

Complete Annual Membership Validation By Feb. 15


It’s time to complete the 2014 Annual Local Council Membership Validation. All professionals, paraprofessionals, council registration staff, council service center employees, program aides/project workers, and designated volunteers should download, review, and sign the membership validation procedures. The signed forms must

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

Just Launched: Membership Volunteer Resources

Membership Committee volunteers are the backbone in our efforts to recruit more youth and adults into Scouting. To impact the lives of youth in each unit, volunteers need to be more involved in the process of recruiting and retaining youth.

BSA and Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod Sign New MOU


The Boy Scouts of America and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod recently developed a new memorandum of understanding (MOU). This is the first MOU since the National Council passed the resolution that amended the membership policy for youth. “The Boy Scouts of America

BSA Announces Membership Fee Increase for 2014

The BSA is increasing its membership fee from $15 to $24 per year for all registered Scouts and adults effective January 1, 2014. For those who join after the beginning of the year, the fee will be prorated at $2