Resources for Cub Scout School Nights and Round-Ups
School Nights, which will run in all districts in September and October, will allow us to introduce boys to the Scouting program and also identify potential adult leaders in a fun and non-threatening way. Check out these resources for your unit:
School Night for Scouting for Cubmasters - A step-by-step guide for Cubmasters to help them plan for successful School Nights, recruit new leaders and introduce parents to the Scouting program.
School Night for Scouting Agenda
- This helpful agenda leads Cubmasters and pack leadership through a successful one hour meeting.
The Newspaper Game - Use a pile of newspapers and some tape to create fun costumes! A fun and creative way to identify potential Cub leaders.
Parent and Family Talent Survey - Identify parents' areas of interests and help them plug into the pack.
Parent Orientation Meeting - To be held within one week of your School Night. This helpful agenda discusses pack structure, upcoming events, leadership roles and more.
Guide for Parents of New Cub Scouts - This informational booklet will be given to parents at the School Night so they can review it before the parent orientation meeting.
Guidebooks for New Cub Scout Leadership - These guides, listed in the Training section, are designed to help new den leaders, pack committee members, Webelos den leaders, tiger cub den leaders and Cubmasters.
Important Note: Please allow your DE to schedule School Night/Round-Up with the principals in your district.
Troop Open Houses Are Great Recruitment Tools for Boy Scouts
The Boy Scout troop open house allows a troop to swing open its doors and roll out the red carpet to welcome guests. It provides a forum to show off Scouting activities and the troop’s accomplishments. It is an effective tool to reach youth who have never tried Scouting.
Hosting a troop open house is a five-step process that has been tried and proven in troops throughout the nation. Each of the following five steps is vital to the event’s success:
Present a school rally to fifth- and sixth-graders
Mail the parents of interested youth a personal invitation to the troop open house.
Follow the invitation with a telephone call to the parents.
Host the troop open house for youth and their parents.
Organize a troop or attend a district activity to involve new Scouts right away.
Youth join Scouting for the fun and outdoor adventure. Parents want them to join for completely different reasons - character building and leadership training. Following this plan for conducting a troop open house will help you address the needs of both youth and parents.
The Tuscarora Council has several great activities planned throughout the year, and we always welcome new members. Click here for a membership application for youth or adult volunteers. Scouting has a variety of programs for youth of all ages. In addition to these programs, Venturing and Exploring, programs for young men and women, are also available.