The most effective recruiter in Scouting is a Scout who is enthusiastic about his troop. To make recruiting a year-round plan, consider having a fall recruitment campaign within the troop. Offer incentives for each Scout who recruits one of his friends to join the troop, as well as an overall prize for the top recruiter. End the campaign after a few months so there is a definite starting and ending point to the emphasis.
A candidate for First Class Scout must invite a youth to attend a troop meeting or activity. Recruiter patches are available to Scouts who recruit a friend to join his troop.
- PLC-Patrol leaders’ council
- SPL-Senior patrol leader
- TCC-Troop committee chair
- TG-Troop guide
- TMC-Troop membership chair
- WDL-Webelos den leader
Announce a recruitment drive in the troop. Display awards and incentives for the top recruiters.
Ask Scouts to list non-Scout friends they would like to invite to the next troop meeting as part of their recruitment drive.
Monitor the troop’s recruitment efforts and present incentive awards to those who have recruited a new Scout.
Continue to monitor progress and recognize top recruiters.
End the recruitment drive and honor the new Scouts and top recruiters.