Membership Chairman

Unit Membership Chairman Principal Responsibilities

Acts as the Unit’s advocate for joining and participating in Scouting.

Ensures that the Unit has a Unit Committee-adopted Membership Plan, with membership goals guided by the Journey to Excellence membership goals for units, and that the Plan is implemented by the Unit.

Organizes Unit membership-related media outreach to the community, through social media, print media, and other communications media.

Coordinates Unit outreach activities, including for instance, joining events, school night presentations and service projects that heighten the public image of Scouting and enhance relationships that promote Scouting in the Unit.

Participates in Council and District training related to the position.

Actively interfaces with the Unit’s chartered organization to promote Unit and chartered organization goals.

Council Membership/Relationship Chairman

Direct the work of the membership/relationships committee. Use monthly membership reports and Journey to Excellence council, district, and unit reports to identify priorities.

Recruit, train, and motivate Scouters to serve on the committee and help it to carry out its functions effectively.

Promote membership and unit growth in Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Varsity Scouting, and Venturing through the membership cycle, coordinating youth recruiting and new-unit organization. Plan and help districts carry out roundups, new-unit campaigns, and the other elements of the membership cycle.

Develop more effective communication with chartered organizations.

Cultivate community organizations, groups, and associations that might become chartered organizations or support the Scouting program in other ways.

Support the religious emblems program of chartered organizations.

Stimulate the use of the program by special youth populations (i.e., low-income, disabled, and ethnic young people, or those in sparsely populated rural areas).

Prepare short-, intermediate-, and long-range membership and unit objectives.

Give leadership to events such as relationships conferences or fireside chats with heads of chartered organizations.

Promote membership growth in all markets.