By Darryl Alder
Aug 29, 2019

Scout Ambassador Toolchest: Why Should Churches Charter Units with BSA? (Part 2)

Scouting provides outreach opportunities for your church

1-Knowing your market 
• Finding Charter Partners 
– Civic Organizations
– Educational Partners
• Finding Youth 
2-Making sales calls 
Closing the Deal
Delivering to Families
3-Building your unit (packs, 
troops, and crews) 
•  Recruiting Youth
Unit Operations 
Selecting Leaders
Leader Training 
The role of Parents 
Funding Your Unit 
4- Growing your units 
Quality Commissioner Service 
Spring/Fall Recruiting
Social Media Tool for Marketing

As Scouting Ambassadors we must remember that in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) seventy percent of our charter partners are churches, but most churches do not have Scout groups. Yet, nearly all are working on community outreach to get their message and services known. They are also working to halt the general decline in church attendance among their congregations, especially among Millennials, many of whom now have Scout-age children. Scouting can help.

<<Church Owned/Operated     |     Age Appropriate Ministry>>

Author: Darryl Alder is a retired career Scouter with more than 30 years of service. However, his pride in Scouting is his volunteer service as an Associate Advisor, Varsity Scout Coach, Scoutmaster, Cubmaster, Chartered Organization Representative, and Commissioner. He currently serves on the Utah National Parks Council Executive Board and is a Scouting Ambassador.

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