New Cub Scouts Attend a Day of Fall Fest for Free!
Introduce your new Cub Scouts to the adventure of summer camp and the great outdoors by encouraging them to attend one of the eight sessions of Fall Fest! The whole family can join us for a fun-filled day of activities at Musser Scout Reservation in Pennsburg, PA, from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM!
Activities include: Archery, BB gun shooting, Slingshots, Apple Chucking, Giant Lawn Games, BMX Bikes, Bouldering Wall, Crafts, Scout Skills, Science, and MORE family fun activities!
Register at colbsa.org/fallfest
Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 | Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 | Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 | Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017
Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 | Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017 | Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 | Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017
Cub Scout Packs: FREE Bobcat Badges!
Submit your new Cub Scout applications to your district professional or the council resource center no later than October 31, 2017 by 4:30 PM and receive FREE Bobcat Rank Badges for the newly-recruited Cub Scouts in your pack!
FREE Recruiter Strips:
Recognize Scouts who recruit a friend(s) with a Recruiter Strip for their uniforms. Submit names of recruiters and the Scouts who were recruited here and we’ll get you the patches free of charge! Must submit by December 1, 2017 in order to receive patches. Only registered Cradle of Liberty Council youth are eligible to receive a patch.
Sustaining strong membership in a unit depends not only on having new members join the unit, but also on engaging youth and their families in the unit experiences so that they feel welcomed and want to stay. The role of the New Member Coordinator is to ensure that both keys to success take place.
The New Member Coordinator (NMC) position has been designed to:
The first 2,500 Boy Scouts of America unit volunteers who register as New Member Coordinators (NMC) and complete the Welcome module in my.scouting.org will receive recognition. Upon confirmation of requirements, a congratulatory e-mail will be sent from the National Vice President of Membership providing an access link and code to New Member Coordinators so that each can choose a NMC hat or shirt in desired color (except silver) and size. Their selected item and a NMC “Welcome” lapel pin will be shipped to their home.
Please visit scouting.org/nmc for more information and resources.
BeAScout.org is a great tool for families to find your Scouting unit and, with our council participating in the Online Registration beta test, an opportunity for youth registration to be completed online. It’s critical to make sure your unit’s BeAScout pin is accurate and create a positive first impression.
Who Can Update Your Unit’s BeAScout Pin?
Your unit’s “key-3:”
How Do They Update Your Unit’s BeAScout Information?
A member of your unit’s key-3 should login to their account at my.scouting.org. There are links to help if you have forgotten your username or password. Next, follow the step-by-step directions and screenshots provided in the following downloadable documents: PDF | PPT (PowerPoint)
See below for a list of item available to reserve, click here to reserve on or more of these items:
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 31. Units that submitted by the original deadline will still be notified by May 5.
For a second year, the Cradle of Liberty Council will be offering the opportunity for units to apply for membership growth grants to support unit recruitment and retention efforts. Interested units should carefully review the following guidelines prior to preparing the application for a membership grant. Download grant guidelines and application here.
Priority will be given to projects that:
Grant funds cannot be used for:
Unit that are recipients of membership grants must agree to provide summary activity reports at the conclusion of their project (or monthly if it is an ongoing effort) until all awarded funds have been accounted for. No grant money will be released without copies of receipts. All awarded funds must be accounted for and submitted to the council no later than December 15, 2017.
Please direct any questions to email@example.com or call Greg Osborn, Director of Field Service, at 484-654-9239.