Category: Membership

Help Spread the Word About Voice of the Scout Survey

On October 7, thousands of Scouts, parents, volunteers, and chartered organizations received the fall edition of the BSA Voice of the Scout survey. Voice of the Scout is designed to measure the value of Scouting in our community and to

United Methodist Church Works to Grow Scouting Membership

(Reprinted from the September 9 issue of the United Methodist Reporter.) The number of young people involved in Scouting declined from 2.85 million in 2012 to 2.49 million in 2013 (the last full year of reporting). The number of youth

‘Build an Adventure’ With New National Recruiting Campaign

Build an Adventure Featured

Earlier this year, we unveiled the multiyear recruitment campaign called “Build an Adventure,” that will give everyone a fresh look at all Scouting has to offer. The campaign was designed for use in 2015; however, when we unveiled the campaign

Are Boys in Your Council ‘Hooked on Scouting?’ They Should Be!

Hooked on Scouting Featured

Are you hooked on Scouting? Well, you can be. Councils are using the “Hooked on Scouting” program to reel in Cub Scout-age boys who love fishing or who want to learn. The program can help turn Scouting into a family

CSE and Deputy CSE Discuss Experience-Oriented Scouting


Every employee and volunteer plays an important role in the development and delivery of life-changing experiences to our members. In this episode of The Buzz, listen to Chief Scout Executive Wayne Brock and Deputy Chief Scout Executive/COO Gary Butler discuss

Scholarships Available Now for Marketing/Membership Conferences

Special scholarship funds are now available to help offset travel expenses so every council can send at least one volunteer to the NextConnect conferences Aug. 7-8 in Dallas or Aug. 11-12 in Chicago. Growing Scouting is a major focus of

Council Market Analysis Report Now Available

Council Market Analysis Reports for 2014 are now available. These reports are specific to each individual council and include information about the youth and families each council currently serves and those who live in the council area who are not

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