Recruiting Guidance for Units

Best Practices for recruiting in the Great Trail Council

This site is in development; use what's here, come back later for more, and send in your contributions. 

Choose your program

Cub Scouts

Grade K-5

Scouts BSA

Ages 11-17


Ages 14-20

Sea Scouts

Ages 14-20


Ages 10-20

Council and District Resources

Send in Your Best Recruiting Practices

Do you have a great idea for recruiting in your unit? Click on the patch below to email your ideas that others can use. 

Using this RECRUITER patch from the Scout Shop is a great incentive for your scouts to recruit new scouts. Who can earn the recruiter strip?

These pages are intended to give unit leaders and district and council volunteers a starting point for their recruiting and retention activities.  Your contributions and ideas are welcome. Please send them to We will also accept pictures and videos providing you have the proper release for their images and the individuals in the pictures and videos are not identified. The best contributions are action shots and action videos of kids having fun at a scouting event. Videos should not be long and do not have to be edited.  

Your Council Commissioner Service Team supports these pages as we strive to