First, let me quote myself from another post, to give some background:
For the record, all my efforts as membership chair were entirely unsuccessful. I passed out several hundred fliers at 3 different middle schools during their open house. I called and emailed reaching out to three different Packs (with no preexisting proscribed feeding-to-Troop) to attempt to establish a relationship and offer the Troops' services to to their Pack. I met with District Key 3. I passed out fliers during fundraising efforts. I went to an after-school program and gave a speech and threw out candy. We tried to get our Charter Organization to start a new Pack. During my tenure with the Troop, we got zero boys to join, except one sibling who turned 11, and now I'm yoinking my two boys, as we are moving north 2 hours. I'm pretty distraught because with two boys aging out soon, this Troop, that has existed for 80+ years, will be down to 6 boys and this risk losing their charter soon.
I now I am volunteering for the vacant District Membership Chair position at my destination! I hope I can be more effective this time.
So, that said, please advice what I can do to be the most effective Membership Chair I can be? What has worked for you? What do you prioritize? How do you get schools to let you "in", so you sell the program to the kids directly? Specifically, I like actionable items I can tick off and say I've done, or a work product I can demonstrate I have. I would say most of the information I have found in my google searches are either vague job descriptions, or at a bird's eye view level of detail.
I do have the Membership Committee Guide: http://www.scouting....r/pdf/33080.pdf
and the Marketing and Membership Hub: http://scoutingwire....membership-hub/
and I'm going through that slowly; there's a lot to read there.
Edited by ddubois, 06 April 2017 - 11:44 AM.