he data is in! New Scout families want to feel welcome and a sense of belonging in their new unit. And when they do, these Scouts will stay in Scouting programs for a long time.
So what does this mean for Cub Scout leaders? Of course, being welcoming and kind to newcomers is at Scouting’s core. But there is one tool you can start using right now to get families the info they need to feel welcomed right off the bat.
Check out the new “Welcome to Cub Scouts one-pager” and fill in the blanks for your unit. Then, make handing, mailing, emailing or texting this info sheet to new parents part of your welcoming process.
For more information, please see this article in Bryan’s Blog of Scouting Magazine.