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Hooked on Scouting

2017 Pack Hooked on Scouting
Recruitment Program for Fall Roundup

Hooked on Scouting is the New Birth of Freedom Council’s fall recruitment campaign designed specifically for new Cub Scouts.  Every new Cub Scout recruited in August and September will receive a fishing rod and invited to participate in an exclusive fishing event!  

How can my unit participate?

Commit to using the Hooked on Scouting program this fall, by completing this form online or you can download the form below and submit it to your District Executive.  

Hooked on Scouting Commitment Form

Why ‘Hooked on Scouting’?

  • Hooked on Scouting is a program that has been proven in other Councils to encourage Scouts to join a local unit through the added incentive of a fishing pole and a fishing event.
  • Boys that join at the beginning of the Scouting year get the benefit of the whole Scouting program cycle.
  • Boys and their families get to attend an exciting outdoor experience within their 1st month as a Cub Scout.
  • This type of recruitment also increases the unit’s ability to recruit new leaders right away in the fall and get them trained.

How Does it Work?

Step 1:  Set up a Roundup Night for August or September
Step 2:  Conduct a Roundup Night in August or September
Step 3:  Distribute Fishing Poles to Scouts on the Hooked on Scouting Roundup Night
Step 4:  Distribute Tickets to September 30th Fishing Events
Step 5:  Follow up with anyone that didn’t commit
Step 6:  Have a Great Year of Scouting!

Support Materials

Hooked on Scouting Unit Guidebook
Roundup Night Checklist
Roundup Night Agenda
Hooked on Scouting Timeline
Hooked on Scouting Commitment Form