New Member Coordinator
Sustaining strong unit membership
New Member Coordinator: A Game-Changer for Recruitment, Retention, and Engagement
Sustaining strong membership in a unit depends not only on having new members join the unit, but also on engaging youth and their families in the unit experiences so that they feel Welcomed and want to stay. The role of the New Member Coordinator is to ensure that both keys to success take place.
The Welcome training video on my.Scouting is sufficient for you to get started in your exciting new role. Additional detailed training on Sharing the Benefits, Coordinating Recruitment, and the Joining and Welcoming Process is available through Scouting U.
NMC supporters in councils, districts and units are invited to download the Intro to NMC for Packs presentation to present at council or district meetings, program kick-offs, Roundtables, unit committee meetings and other gatherings. Coming soon will be presentations for introducing the NMC position to troops and crews.
The New Member Coordinator (NMC) position has been designed to:
- Be a FUN and engaging position.
- Form relationships with new members and their families.
- Use a team approach by encouraging more than one NMC in a unit, allowing them to tailor their work to individual interests/expertise, as well as to recognize the particular needs of the unit.
- Fit every type of unit, every age level and every program.
- Be recruited and supported by key unit leadership.
- Be provided with training both online and face to face.
- Be mentored by the District Membership Chair and become part of the District Membership team.
- Be visible and easily identifiable at unit gatherings by their Welcoming smiles and their BSA “Welcome” logo that they display and wear on an activity shirt, on a hat or vest or in some cases, a pin on a field uniform.
The benefits of having a New Member Coordinator can be substantial!
For more information on the New Member Coordinator position, please send an email NMC@scouting.org.
- Welcome logo: New Member Coordinators need to be identifiable! Wear this logo with pride on an activity shirt, on a hat or a vest or in some cases, a pin on a field uniform.
- Welcome logo spanish
- Welcome logo spanish alternative
- New Member logo in EPS
- New Member Coordinator logo in EPS format for embroideries
- Printable brochure: A brief summary of the New Member Coordinator position.
- Welcome Course Instructions
- Position description: A complete position description as printed in the District Committee Guide.
- Business card template: Take advantage of this handy template to produce your own personalized business cards.
- Unit, District and Council Incentives Information: Check out these exciting unit, district and council- level recognition opportunities, including NMC shirts, hats, lapel pins, certificates of merit and JTE bonus points!
- District-Level Recognition Report Form
- Notes on Engaging Millennial Parents in Scouting (using the New Member Coordinator position)
- Welcoming Millennial Parents
- Read the Spirit of Adventure Council’s article on the new NMC position: Family Engagement is the Name of the Game
- June 2017 CubCast, Presenting the New Member Coordinator. Ellie Morrison, assistant Scoutmaster with Troop 308 in Waco, Texas, joins CubCast’s Amy Hutcherson and ScoutCast’s Bryan Wendell in a special CubCast/ScoutCast crossover episode to share with us everything you need to know about the New Member Coordinator
- Council Launch Strategies for New Member Coordinators
- New Member Coordinators and Family Scouting
- BSA – Be A Champion for New Member Cordinator
- Philmont Course (July 29 – August 4) Everybody Likes to be Welcomed
- New Member Coordinator Q&A
- New Member coordinator – Why, What, Who, How
New Member Coordinator Webinar June 19, 2018
New Member Coordinator Webinar Part 1
New Member Coordinator Webinar Part 2
“Scouting led to relationships with families that wanted to see our Scouts build character in all that they did and encountered.” — Winnie Lee