Membership Update
Cradle of Liberty Council, BSA
June 2020
Thank you for all your efforts to invite families into Scouting!
Here's the latest news to help your unit reach more youth with the fantastic programs you provide.
National Recruiting Webinars
Get ready for recruiting by participating in the National Recruiting Webinars happening this summer. These regular, one-hour sessions will cover topics important to recruiting in 2020, including geofencing, BeAScout.org, Zoom 101, online registration, and much more. Plus, the hosts will answer your questions. Recordings of past webinars will be available in the  Marketing and Membership Hub.

Schedule:

June 24, 8 PM ET
Virtual Recruitment Events, Working with Schools

July 9, 8 PM ET
BeAScout.org, Invitation Manager

July 16, 8 PM ET
Scoutbook 101, "Who’s Zooming Who?"

July 23, 8 PM ET
Geofencing, Search, Social Media, Peer-to-Peer Recruiting

August 6, 8 PM ET
Local PR How-to's Print, Digital, Video

August 20, 8 PM ET
It's Not Too Late: Five Things You Should be Doing Now
Council Recruiting Kickoff Webinar
All leaders are invited to join us for a webinar on Tuesday, July 28 at 7 PM. We will review the council's youth and adult recruitment plan and share best practices and resources.
Online Applications & BeAScout.org
The BSA's online registration system has vastly improved over the past several years and more enhancements are coming soon. Currently the Cradle of Liberty Council has enabled online registration for youth members.

The BSA has updated their Online Registration Resource Page with step-by-step instructions for your unit to set-up its BeAScout.org pin, configure online registration, and use Invitation and Application Manager through My.Scouting.org.
Virtual Program Opportunities this Summer!
While we can't hold in-person camp this summer, we're excited to provide younger and older Scouts and prospective members with some fun and engaging virtual content!
Online Adventures Summer Session
For boys & girls entering Grades K-5
Starts on July 14, 2020
Ends on August 14, 2020 
Resica Falls Virtual Camp
For boys & girls ages 11-17
First session begins June 29, 2020
Last session begins August 3, 2020
National BSA Membership Fee Increase
A reminder that National BSA membership fees will increase effective August 1, 2020. Please see the infographic below (click on it to download a PDF) and you can read more in the June BSA Today .

For your convenience, we've also created an updated National BSA Fee Chart.

We advise that your unit conducts a membership inventory now and ensure that youth and adults who are currently participating but not officially registered submit applications and fees prior to the increase.
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