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Nashua Valley Council, BSA • 1980 Lunenburg Rd. • Lancaster, MA 01523

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Recruiting and Registration

Membership Kick Off Meeting

Where: Nashua Valley Council Service Center (1980 Lunenburg Rd. Lancaster, MA 01523)
When: May 31 from 6:30-8:00PM
Who: Anyone!

Join council volunteers, employees, and other unit leaders as we kick off the membership recruitment season. We will be going over the council recruitment plan, talking about strategies for a great recruiting effort, and going over the resources available to any unit interested in getting an extra "oomph" during this year's campaign. Send one of your committee, send your assistant, or come yourself. All are welcome.

Fall Membership Campaign Kickoff

Units conducting fall membership campaigns are encouraged to send a representative to the campaign kickoff meeting on August 17 at 7PM at the council service center. Bring details of your recruiting plans to share to take advantage of the marketing and advertising resources that will be part of this campaign. As a reminder, units are strongly encouraged to schedule a recruiting event during the week of September 14-18. The council will organize a coordinated advertising and communication plan to help promote those events. More details will be available at the meeting on August 17.

Peer-to-Peer Recruiting Incentives

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.

Mandatory Youth Protection Training

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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Customize your listing

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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