Recruitment & Program Planning Workshops

No cost to attend.

Sat. May 11, 2019

Perkiomen Valley Middle School East

100 Kagey Road, Collegeville, PA 19426

(2nd Saturday of the Merit Badge College)

Consecutive Sessions (Attend one or both):

Recruitment Workshop:

8:45 – 10:00 AM

Program Planning Workshop:

10:15 – 11:30 AM

Register for May 11

Wed. May 22, 2019

Upper Merion Baptist Church

585 General Steuben Road

King of Prussia, PA 19406

Concurrent Sessions (choose one):

Recruitment Workshop:

7:00 – 8:15 PM

Program Planning Workshop:

7:00 – 8:15 PM

Register for May 22

Workshop Descriptions


Learn best practices for conducting a “sports-style” youth recruitment event and methods for recruiting volunteers.

  • Planning and promotion
  • Room layout and volunteer needs
  • Hands-on activities for youth
  • Utilizing technology and online registration
  • Setting expectations with parents
  • Next steps and follow-up

Attend a Recruitment Workshop and your unit will qualify for free digital advertising!

NEW FOR 2019: The Cradle of Liberty Council will cover the cost of targeted advertising on its Facebook page for your unit’s main fall recruitment event provided that:

  1. At least one adult from your unit attends a Recruitment Workshop.
  2. Your unit submits the details of their recruitment event to occur in August, September or October no later than June 28.

More details at


Review the steps to create a fun and engaging year-round program, making the most of your valuable volunteer time and all Scouting has to offer!

  • Identifying who’s involved in the process
  • Setting goals and a timeline
  • Available resources and ideas for activities
  • Developing a calendar
  • Building a budget
  • Fundraising opportunities to support the plan

Attend a Program Planning Workshop and receive the latest version of the Cradle of Liberty Council’s Program Planning Guide!

Guide includes information about:

Program Partners | Planning Resources

Links to Resources | Family Scouting | Council Activities

Summer Camp | Order of the Arrow | Leadership Training

Youth Protection | Scouting Safely | Age-Appropriate Guidelines

Fundraising Guidelines | Unit Fiscal Policies