Think trade show:
If I'm recruiting for my company, how do I draw in the talent? If I'm the talent, where do I go to find an outfit that is the best fit for me?
That's what you'll see at the Frontier District Webelos Roundup. Any troop that wants to recruit can set up a table that shows the best face of your unit, and any cubmaster, Bear or Webelos den leader, parent and Webelos can visit with the troops to get first-hand knowledge of the troop's leadership (and leadership opportunities), programs, activities and scouting philosophy. You'll get a peek at troop calendars and see which events your Webelos can attend to support the Arrow of Light and other achievements, go camping, find den chiefs and to just have fun.
Most important is the "one-stop shopping" aspect, where Webelos get to contact all the troops they would consider joining. Do you want a troop that offers advancement AND fun activities? Sports-mindedness? Academics support? Adventure? Heavy-duty camping? A strong Eagle program? Strong merit badge support? Adult opportunities? And for right now, do you want a troop that provides den chiefs, camping opportunities and other Webelos program support?
Troops get a 5-foot round or 8-foot long table to put their best foot forward in storyboards, powerpoints, scrap books, photos or any other visual aid you bring to sell the troop. Make sure there are some scouts to talk with the boys and answer questions.
Troops: don't wait to see what the other guy is doing. He may just squire away the Webelos you think are a lock for your troop.
Webelos: don't miss this opportunity to shop for the best troop for you the first time around.
It all happens at Bethany Lutheran Church on the southwest corner of Hampden, Dahlia and Happy Canyon Roads at 7 p.m. Nov. 7. Other Cub and Scout leaders can also attend regular roundtable breakouts that night. To reserve a table or if you have any questions please email Chuck Kubin.
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