Join Scouting Nights and Geofencing

 

The council, in coordination with the National BSA marketing committee, is setting up Facebook events for pack join night events. The pack's join night Facebook calendar event will be advertised using geofencing, or location-based marketing where a geographic boundary is set around an address (e.g., a 3-mile radius around the pack's school for two weeks before the event). The join-night event can be a virtual event or an in-person event.

Submit the information for your pack's join night at least event three-weeks prior to the event and we will take care of the advertising.

Submit Pack Geofence Location

 

How to Do a Geofence

Additional Geofence training video (start at 32:00)

New Join webpage

Units are encouraged to promote our new texting feature (text Cub Scouts to 31996). Parents will receive a response encouraging them to visit shac.org/join. Parents can easily find units in their school district and then click to join online and complete and online application.

Is your unit information correct? Make sure your packs information is correct on the shac.org/join page. Send corrections to your district executive.

BeAScout.Org Pin

BeAScout.org is a National BSA website with a resource to help prospective families easily find units to join using their zip code. BeAScout.org has a Google pin for every unit.

Is your unit information up to date? Unit leaders can update the unit information to make it easy for new Scouting families to find your unit by logging into myscouting.org. Find a complete set of step-by-step instructions on how to update your BeAScout pin in this guide, and/or watch this “Setting Up Your BeAScout Unit Pin” instructional video.

It is suggested that the feeder school(s) and/or church is included in the description and pack meeting nights. If your unit does not have a website, refer them to the district or council website.

Instructions

Unit Information on District Websites

Ensure your unit's information is correct on your district website. Go to the district website, then click on the units tab on the toolbar.

Is your unit information correct? There is a link at the top of the page to send any corrections needed to the webmaster. 

The information icon () links to your BeAScout.org pin. Remember that links to Facebook pages can only be made to public pages per BSA guidelines.

Membership Resources

We want to reach out to each potential Cub Scout and their family with a personal invitation to join a pack within our council, where they will learn positive values, new skills and have fun with friends. Find a variety of resources to help your unit.

Resources