Membership Resources

Membership Resources

Membership Best Practices

Dr. Geoffrey Zoeller, Patriots' Path Council's vice president for membership and relations, moderates an on-line, interactive blog on membership best practices. Be sure to visit often to get new ideas and strategies on how to strengthen unit membership growth, retention, and transition. You may also sign up for e-alerts, which will inform you of when new content has been posted - simply click on the 'Subscribe to: Posts' button on the bottom of the blog.
Begin to participate on the blog by clicking here.

Recruiting Materials for Unit Use

New Cub Scout Parent Orientation PowerPoint   

A PowerPoint presentation that units can use for orienting new Cub Scout parents that has been especially designed as a companion to the Adventures in Cub Scouting guidebook. Feel free to edit it in any way you wish. To download the PowerPoint, click here.

Stand-up Scout Literature Holder   

Great resource for recruiting drives. If you have limited access to distributing physical literature through schools, the literature distribution Cub Scout stand-up could enhance your recruiting potential. The stand-ups are about 4 feet high.
Please contact your district executive reserve the stand-ups.

Giant Inflatable Dancing Cub Scout   

Cub Scout
Our newest resource for recruiting drives is an
inflatable Cub Scout - guaranteed to attract attention.
Click to Click to view the Dancing Cub Scout in action.

Fill out the Dancing Cub Scout Form to reserve a date.

Pop-Up Canopy        

The Patriots' Path Council has a portable, pop-up canopy, complete with roof, sides and attractive Scouting graphics. This equipment is available for units and districts use to support Cub Scout and Scouting recruitment events, and other special public-facing promotional / educational events.
Fill out the Canopy Form to reserve a date.

Membership Summit

Membership recruiting and retention resources are a collection of tools and methods designed by volunteers through a process of volunteer engagement over a three year time-frame. The cornerstone of the process is a council Membership Summit -click here for more information and to view power points of this year's Membership Summit

Arrow of Light to Scout Transition (AoLST)

Arrow of Light to Scout Transition is a comprehensive plan for packs and troops to implement an effective transition of Arrow of Light Scouts into Boy Scout Troops. It is important that all pack and troops are working in conjunction to have the greatest impact.

Den Chief Initiative

Den Chief Initiative is a council plan to focus on the Den Chief program as a vital part of the retention and recruiting plan of the council. Strong den operation enhances our ability to attract and retain more youth.

District School Week for Scouting Champion

Each district has a champion to spearhead the effort of School Week for Scouting. The Champion is a resource for packs and a catalyst of community recruiting efforts. Click for responsibilities. For more information on SWFS visit the School Week For Scouting web page.

Task Force Meeting Dates

Membership Task forces are organized around issues related to improving the membership functions at the Patriots' Path Council. Contact your District Membership Vice-Chair to join a task force and watch here for conference call dates and log-in information.

Membership Task Force Calls scheduled for 7:30pm as follows:
1. Cub Scout Recruitment: develop Cub Scout Spring Recruitment -
2. Arrow of Light to Boy Scout Transition -
3. Teen Membership: Develop a plan for Exploring, Venturing and Sea Scouting membership development. - Venturing Task Force -

Conference dial-in number: (209) 647-1600
Participant access code: 907219#