Recruiting and Registration

Nashua Valley Council has an ambitious membership plan for 2014! Our plan is simple: Provide every boy, grades one through five the opportunity to join Cub Scouts this fall.

Simply put, we plan to recruit at every elementary school in our council. Every Cub Scout pack has traditional schools that they have recruited from in the past. Our District volunteers will review that list, compare it with the list of public and private schools in our council and make sure that no school is left out.

One critical part of the plan is to hold all recruitments in September. Waiting until October is too late as parents find other activities for their children to become involved with. We have designated the third week of September as Join Cub Scout Week. We ask that your pack make every effort to hold your recruitment between Tuesday and Thursday of that week (specifically 9/16, 9/17 or 9/18). We plan on helping our Packs saturate our market area with publicity, and getting the word out.

We look forward to helping your Pack have a great fall recruitment night.  There are some simple steps that need to be followed now. We have provided a timeline of a few simple tasks to accomplish in the next month. Please fill out the enclosed form and send it back into the office as soon as possible. Thank you in advance. Together, we can “fill up our Dens and recruit more leaders”!

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The council has established the following peer-to-peer recruiting incentives.

1. Cubs, Boy Scouts, or Venturers who recruit a brand new member will be entered into a raffle for a $100 Scout Shop gift card.

2. Each scout that recruits 3 or more new youth receives a special limited edition patch.

3. Recruit 4 or more youth and be entered into a drawing for a free week at summer camp. 

Applications must be received by close of business on November 1. Leaders are asked to verify the name of the recruiter and Scouts recruited at the time applications are turned in.

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Unit leaders can complete their unit's annual charter renewal online.

Charter Renewal

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This article details the required documents and information that must be provided for all adult leader applications.

For the forms referenced in this article, please refer to the Common Forms section of this web site.

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Youth safety is the No. 1 concern of the BSA.

To increase awareness of this societal problem and to create even greater barriers to abuse than already exist today in Scouting, the Boy Scouts of America has implemented mandatory Youth Protection training for registered adults. As recharter season approaches unit leaders and committee chairs are STRONGLY encouraged to review your leadership training records and ensure that your leaders have all taken youth protection training. DO NOT LEAVE THIS UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE. Missing training records will delay renewal of your unit's charter.

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Refer to this list for common questions and answers relating to youth and adult registrations. For other questions please contact the Council Service Center at 978-534-3532

For the forms referenced in this article, please refer to the COMMON FORMS section of this web site.

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The Boy Scouts of America has launched a new recruiting Web site In addition to a wealth of information about Scouting for new and prospective members, this Web site will also connect prospective members and parents to packs, troops, and crews near their home.

All Nashua Valley Council units have a listing on Ths initial listing contains generic information and uses the contact information for the Nashua Valley Council service center. Unit leaders may customize this listing to include meeting location and local unit contact information.

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