Category: Membership

Encourage Youth to Join Our Scouting Research Panels

To provide the best programs for our members, the Testing and Evaluation Team conducts surveys from time to time to learn their opinions on various Scouting issues. Please encourage your youth members (14 years of age or older), volunteers, Boy

Fall Voice of the Scout Session is Over … Now What?

Experience Recovery reports from the Voice of the Scout fall session are now available for Scout executives to view on MyBSA. These reports list requests made by members to have someone from their council contact them about their Scouting experience.

New Report Takes a Look at School Access Challenges

Access to schools takes many forms. It may be the ability to send home a message with boys who are prospective Cub Scouts. It may be the opportunity to present a “boy talk” to prospective Cub Scouts. It may be

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