SCOUT ME IN— Girls are now joining Packs and Troops!  Units are requested to update their BeAScout pin so that the Pin reflects that the unit is a “family” Pack or Troop, meaning that girls will be part of the program.  See below for more information about the Pin and how to update it.



BeAScout Pin

SCOUTS BSA —Starting in February 2019, All-girl Troops can be registered in our council.  The Boy Scouts of America name will NOT change…only the title of the program that is available for youth (boys and girls) ages 11-17. 


BE PREPARED—When you are recruiting, be sure to be knowledgeable about the Scouting program.  It is important to know about events in your unit…both past successes and future plans.   Best of all, have Scouts ready to share some of their best experiences and why they enjoy Scouting.

If you don’t have answers to some questions, don’t make them up…refer the parents to someone who can answer.  Questions about BSA can be referred to our District Key 3.

TOOLS OF THE TRADE—When recruiting, be sure to have pens and signup sheets at events that include spaces for the name of the youth, grade in school, a parent name, email address and phone number.  Give out brochures with contact information for your unit Key 3. Don’t forget to follow up in a timely manner after the event and either email or call the parents and invite them to come to the next unit event.  Always have Youth and Adult Applications with you.  Seize the moment!


TERMINOLOGY—“unit” is a general term that refers to a Pack, Troop, Crew, or Ship and represents unity, that feeling when the Scouts and parents are working together to achieve common goals. 

Contact Alex Cruz at 602-955-7747 for information on starting new Packs, Troop, or Crews.