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BSA Announces New Member Coordinator Position

welcomeIntroducing the New Member Coordinator!

The New Member Coordinator (NMC) is a brand new Cub Scout leader position created to help sustain strong unit membership by welcoming and connecting with new Scouts and their families. The role of the New Member Coordinator is to serve as a welcoming ambassador for the unit.

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Remember your first pack meeting? How overwhelming and lost you felt being inundated with the wealth of new Scouting information? Every year units lose Scouts after the first pack meeting. Imagine how much more valued new families would feel if there was someone to personally welcome them, answer their questions, connect with their family on a deeper level, and guide them through their first few months. Many units also struggle to implement a good Scouting program with limited volunteers. Through cultivating relationships with new members, units will develop a team foundation resulting in new leaders and increased volunteerism.

The New Member Coordinator will:

  • Share the Benefits of Scouting with new members
  • Welcome, connect and form relationships with Scouting families
  • Engage and guide new families as they begin their Scouting journey
  • Cultivate leaders
  • Increase volunteerism
  • Encourage family involvement
  • Increase unit retention
  • Help at Join Scouting Nights
  • Be visible and easily identifiable at unit gatherings
  • Complete position training

The New Member Coordinators are appointed by and report to the unit Committee Chair. They work with and are supported by the District Membership Chair, unit leadership, sponsoring organization, and commissioners.

The benefits of having a New Member Coordinator can be substantial! Units, districts, and councils can even receive special recognition.

Learn more about New Member Coordinators responsibilities, the benefits to your unit, or position training.