2018 School Night Results Are In
Lots of New Families to Welcome
Thursday, September 20 was our largest Cub Scout recruitment effort of the year: School Night for Scouting. For months you have been hearing the details of the planning that went in to this statewide recruiting campaign.
And, the results are in: we have recruited 2,503 new Cub Scouts to our council since August 1st when registrations began being taken!
All districts in Northern Star Council did a great job in conducting their campaigns, and a SPECIAL Congratulations to the following who recruited more Cub Scouts through last night as compared to the same time period in 2017: Exploring Team, Mustang District, Three Rivers District, Chief Black Dog District, Eagle River District, Great Rivers District, Dan Patch District, El Sol District, Huron District, Metro Lakes District, North Star District, Silver maple District, Zulu District, Dan Patch District and the Phoenix Field Team!
ONLINE CONTINUES TO RISE
AGAIN this year is the Pack Membership Incentive which recognizes packs who have achieved their SILVER membership goal by providing 2 tickets to the Crayola Experience at Mall of America for every Cub Scout in the pack, and packs which achieved their GOLD membership goal will receive 4 tickets for every Cub Scout in the pack to Crayola Experience.
We will continue to recruit in all of our program areas this fall, as we have done the last several years. First steps include: continuing to process additional on-line applications (which we are averaging 40 new received per day), following up with 50 packs who we have not heard results from, contacting nearly 500 youth who have filled out an interest form but have not filled out an actual application to join, and securing the meeting dates, times and locations for packs conducting an additional recruitment event in the month of October.
These types of efforts resulted in 2,096 new youth from October through December of 2017, 1,397 of those were Cub Scouts.
Promotional materials are still available, and recruitment rallies are already being planned. Our goal is to end 2018 with 33,000 youth in a Northern Star Council Scouting program!