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Membership

Our membership 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.



NEW UNITS
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 during SNJS:  

  • 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

 

BEASCOUT.ORG
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. 


SCOUT RETENTION
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.