Working together to grow Membership in 2022!

Supporting membership growth in your unit

2022 campaigns for membership growth

To grow membership in 2022, we encourage units to invite new youth and their families into your Cub Scout Pack, Scouts BSA Troop, Venturing Crew, Etc. The growth of membership is critical to the health of your unit. Units that cultivate a drive to share Scouting with their community will find they always have enough youth leaders and families to support your program. Inviting youth and families into your unit can seem like a daunting task, as the Great Alaska Council, we are here to help you make the impossible, possible by growing membership in 2022. We are pleased to present three Campaigns in 2022 to help you succeed. Not to mention some fun incentives to help encourage your youth and families to get involved by inviting new members to your unit.

How do you eat an elephant?

You do not have to eat an elephant in Scouting! However, it is important to know how to eat one. The task of growing your unit and sharing the program with your community may seem like an elephant and impossible to get around. As with the elephant in the room, if you take one bite at a time, the tasks will soon be done. The tools in these campaigns are designed to help your unit take small steps towards growth.

Get the tools you need to be successful

Information at a glance for 2022

Spring into Scouting

Key Details

Campaign Start Date: April 1st, 2022

Kickoff Meeting: April 6th, 6:30 PM at Roundtable!

Campaign End Date: May 31, 2022

Invite everyone to come to your Unit programs and get rewarded 

Every person you invite gives you another ticket to be entered into a drawing for a program scholarship to one of the Great Alaska Council Camps in 2022

Drawing held on June 1st, 2022 at 5 PM on Social Media. 

Youth (K-12 grade) are only eligible for this drawing. Official rules in the downloadable leader’s guide. 

Spring Joining Events

Spring into Scouting this May. With co-hosted community events by your unit and the Great Alaska Council during the month of May. Let’s welcome new families into Scouting this spring and get them out to Summer Camp. 

Escape the Indoors

Key Details

Campaign Start Date: August 1st, 2022

Kickoff Meeting: T.B.D. 

Campaign End Date: December 31st, 2022

For the Unit Level: 

Have your unit earn a day at the movies for your whole unit in early 2023 if your unit has met the requirements, see the leader guide for the official rules.  

For the Scout, Scouter, and Families: 

Earn a Special Recruitment Patch for youth and adults 

Youth Scouts who earn the patch will be entered into a drawing for a Great Outdoors Gift Package valued at over $250 or one of 3 prizes of $50 in GAC Scout Bucks

  • To earn the patch, you must do the following recruitments
    • Decorate one of the following with Scouting Advertising
      • Your front Yard
      • Your Car
      • Your Business
      • Your Locker
      • Public location with permission from the owner
    • Share a picture of your decoration to your social media feeds using the following hashtags
#escapetheindoors  #scoutingalaska    #greatalaskacouncil
    • Email your picture of the decorations, a screenshot of your social media post, and the ticket in the leader’s guide to Derek.VanKampen@scouting.org by December 14 at 11:59 PM
 

New Unit Campaign

Key Details

Campaign Start Date: January 1st, 2022

Campaign End Date: December 31st, 2022

We need your help to establish Packs, Troops, and Crews! 

Earn a Knot to proudly display on your uniform! 

Contact Derek Van Kampen to have a discussion about what it takes to start a unit and for resources to help you be successful.

derek.vankampen@scouting.org  
(907) 337-9547
Start a Unit January – June 2022

Units that start before mid-year 2022 will get a special introductory price to join scouting – The Great Alaska Council is waiving the program fee with a commitment to sell popcorn. All unit paperwork and payments must be turned into the Scout office prior to June 30th, 2022 at 5 PM Alaska Time. 

Start a Unit July-November 2022

Units turned in after June 30th at 5 PM will automatically receive a 35% sales commission rate on Popcorn sold in the Council’s 2022 popcorn fundraiser. This offer is good until the end of the 2022 popcorn sales season

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