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



New Member Coordinator Webinar June 19, 2018

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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