Sea Scout Recruiting and Retention
Recruiting and retaining motivated Scouts and quality leaders is a full time job for most units. We are developing tools that we hope you will find useful in your efforts to recruit and retain membership in your units.
Be A Scout
The National Council has developed Be A Scout as an interactive web tool that can help prospective Scouts an leaders to locate and learn more about your Ship. The Be A Scout! program can help your unit grow and be found when you log into and update your unit information.
When interested youth and adults use Be A Scout, they enter their city or zip code information and an interactive map populates Scout units that are close to them. They select a unit by clicking on a "pin" that takes them to an informational page that tells them about the unit they have selected. The information they view is customized by the units themselves and may include meeting place information and logos, e-mail addresses, phone numbers and other important contact information. Interested persons can even leave information for you to contact them. Be A Scout is an awesome recruting tool!
Learn more about how to customize your Ship's Be A Scout information by visiting the National Councils website and downloading an informational presentation here.
How to Organize a New Sea Scout Ship
The National Sea Scout Support Commite has developed a guide that provides information on how to organize a new Sea Scout Ship. It includes the steps to organize, ship meeting agendas, suggested program for a new Sea Scout Ship, and suggested subjects and activities for the second year. Download it here.
Other resources for recruiting and retention can be found in the DOCUMENTS section of the site under RECRUITING MATERIALS. New documents are being posted so check back often to see what has been updated or added.