Your best recruiting and retention tool is an adult volunteer already in your unit. He or she just doesn’t know it yet.
Don’t delay in filling the newly created Unit Membership Chairman position. This Scouter is a member of your unit’s committee whose sole focus is membership growth and retention. Think of it like the district or council membership chairmen who are responsible for growth at those levels of Scouting.
What do they do? And what resources are available to take the stress off whoever takes on this daunting but vital job?
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