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Membership

Membership Chairman

Jason Alden

thealdens01@gmail.com

Our membership is what we are all here for!  Without the youth, we would have no program.  However, we will always have room for more youth in the program!  If you need flyers or any type of recruiting resources please contact us.  


School Night to Join Scouting - "Scout it Out!"

School Night to Join Scouting is the largest single push that we make to get new families involved in the Scouting program. Below are the dates for School Night to Join Scouting:


August 28, 2014

Fox School District
HQ - Fox Elementary Cafeteria


September 4, 2014

Windsor & Northwest School Districts
HQ - Windsor Elementary Cafeteria and High Ridge Elementary Gymnasium


September 9, 2014

Festus, Jefferson R-7, Crystal City & Dunklin
HQ - Festus Elementary Upper Cafeteria


September 11, 2014

Hillsboro, Grandview, Sunrise and De Soto School Districts
HQ - Vineland Elementary Gymnasium and Hillsboro Intermediate Cafeteria


The Headquarters for each night is where Packs will turn-in their paperwork from the School Nights held at their Pack's respective elementary school. Please plan on coming to the Headquarters as soon as alll paperwork is collected. Do not fill out the check prior to submitting paperwork. If you have any questions, please contact Tony at 314-660-9347 or Zoran at 314-402-1647.


BEASCOUT.ORG
Have you checked out 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.  Please click the link below for more information on editing the site.

http://www.scouting.org/filestore/beascout/ppt/beascoutwebinarpresentation.ppt


SCOUT RETENTION
Does your Troop supply Den Chiefs to your feeder Cub Scout Pack or 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 a older boy and not a parent and the Den Leader can delegate some of the Den leadership responsibilities to the Den Chief.  Click Here for information on Den Chief training.

In addition, does your troop have an adult assigned as Webelos coordinator, or ASM for recruitment?  If not, you need to consider staffing this position in your troop!  Encourage an out-going adult in your troop to step into this role.  If you have this position in your organization and have had success in recruiting Webelos, please consider sharing this experience.  Remember, when the Scouting program succeeds, our youth succeeds.

NEW UNITS
Scouting is available to boys in first grade through age 20 and boys and girls ages 14-20. In addition, opportunities exist for churches, schools and community organizations to sponsor a new pack, troop or Venture crew. If you are interested in learning more or would like to start a new unit at your church, school or community organization, contact Zoran Lazic or Tony Fouts.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact one of the people below:

Zoran Lazic - District Director

(314) 256-3054

Zoran.Lazic@scouting.org


Tony Fouts - District Executive

(314) 256-3100

Anthony.Fouts@scouting.org