Membership Resources

Cub Scouting is fun for the whole family.  In Scouting, boys and girls, start with their best right now selves and grow into their very best future selves.  It’s fun, hands-on learning and achievement that puts kids in the middle of the action and prepares them for today – and for life.  

It should be the goal of the Cubmaster and Webelos den leaders to graduate every Webelos Scout into a Scout troop. The key to accomplishing this is to begin promoting the full Scouting journey when Cub Scouts are still in their Tiger, Wolf, and Bear dens, and to sell the sizzle of the great outdoors. Scouting should be viewed as an ongoing adventure, and the progression should be as normal as moving from elementary school to middle school. LEARN MORE

What questions should you ask when selecting a Scout troop? Learn about essential questions to ask each troop’s Scoutmaster when selecting a troop at Bryan on Scouting.

Scouts BSA

Scouts BSA is the traditional Scouting experience for youth in the fifth grade through high school.  Service, community engagement, and leadership development become increasingly important parts of the program as youth lead their own activities and work their way toward earning Scouting’s highest rank, Eagle Scout.

Generally, there are three methods of recruiting new Scouts into troops.  A good year-round recruiting plan addresses all three:

  1.  Graduate Webelos Scouts into a Scout Troop
  2. Host a Troop Open House
  3. Youth and Recruitment – Encourage your current Scouts to recruit others into the Troop

Scouts BSA Recruiting Resources


Venturing is a program for youth ages 14 – 21.  Venturing is for those who love to explore their passions, make new friends, and discover the world.  Venturers are always looking for an adventure.  Rappelling a cliff.  Perfecting their shot.  Designing a robot.  Kayaking into the sunset.  Exploring their faith.  Volunteering at an animal shelter.  The choice is theirs!  Each activity provides an opportunity for youth to shine and learn more about themselves and the world around them.  Venturing is youth-led and youth-inspired.  Youth acquire life skills and gain experiences that will prove to be valuable regardless of where their future takes them, all while having a blast.

Sea Scouting

Sea Scouts is youth led and adult mentored. You and your shipmates lead your Sea Scout program. Elected youth leaders plan and conduct the program and adult leaders guide and support your efforts as you learn important leadership and life skills. As you gain experience you will have the opportunity to contribute as a leader in your ship. Sea Scouts are recognized and rewarded for the things they learn and do. You can earn valuable certifications in SCUBA, boating safety, lifesaving, and CPR, as well as advance in rank from Apprentice to Quartermaster. Each certification and level of advancement marks your growth as a sailor and a leader.


Exploring – Learning for Life’s career education program

Exploring’s purpose is to provide experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults.  

Programs are based on five areas of emphasis:

  1. Career Opportunities – Real-world career skills facilitated by caring professionals.  
  2. Leadership Experiences – Training opportunities to develop the leadership skills that employers desire as well as leadership opportunities for youth within the program.
  3. Life Skills – Conflict resolution, problem solving, teamwork, and communication.
  4. Citizenship – Service learning opportunities in your community.
  5. Character Education – Professionalism and ethical decision making. 

To learn more about the opportunities in Exploring visit

If you know of a business that would like to charter an Exploring Club or Post contact your District Executive

Unit New Member Coordinators

Sustaining strong membership in a unit depends partly on reaching new audiences to invite them to join the unit and partly on engaging new members and their families 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.