is what we are all here for! Without the youth, we would have no
program. We will always have room for more youth in the program! If
you need flyers or any type of recruiting resources please contact us.
The Cherokee District
works continuously throughout the year to ensure that each boy in our service
area as the opportunity to get involved.
Scouting is available to boys in first grade through age 20 (and girls ages
14-20.) Opportunities exist for churches, schools and community organizations
to sponsor a new Cub Scout pack, Boy Scout troop or Venture crew.
If you are
interested in learning more or would like to start a new unit call 573-335-3346.
Congrats to Pack 50 in Lilbourn! After several years without scouting in their town, over 60 boys joined in November 2012.
SCHOOL NIGHT TO JOIN SCOUTING
Every year, during the first month that each school begins a new session, we work with
local school districts to provide young boys, men and women the opportunity to
get involved in the Scouting program. It is an opportunity to grow
character, practice leadership, and broaden their education.
Here are the
things the district leadership will assist your with to help your unit grow
- Schedule a School Night at area
schools on or prior to District-wide School Nights
- Distribute flyers to all area
schools a few days prior to the scheduled School Night
- Visit elementary and middle
schools for 3-5 minute Boy Talks
- Display Promotional Yard Signs on
or near school grounds
- Have Cub Scout Packs and Boy Scout
Packs attend school Open Houses
Have you checked out http://www.beascout.org? It's a great new website
that pinpoints all Packs, Troops, and Crews in a given area. If you are a
Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, Venture Crew Advisor, or Committee Chairman you can put
your contact information on the website.
Does your Troop provide Den Chiefs to a Cub Scout Pack in your area? One
way that the Boy Scout organization is kept strong is through the willful and
purposeful recruitment of Webelos into BSA troops. The Den Chief Program is a
win-win situation for the Boy Scout, Cub Scout and the Den Leader. The
Boy Scout learns to lead and can sell the Boy Scout program through the stories
he tells and the pictures he shows his Den about the campouts and activities he
does with his Troop. The Cub Scouts learn from an older boy and not a
parent and the Den Leader can delegate some of the Den leadership
responsibilities to the Den Chief.