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North Star District Membership

Starting A Unit

How do I start a unit?

Organizing a Unit is easy to do. Just follow these steps:

The organization adopts the program. The organization committee is appointed. The organization appoints a unit organizing committee of three to five people. This organizing committee will work out details and plan the recruitment of unit leadership.  The pack organizing committee meets.  They review the aims and methods of Scouting, and start the process for selecting unit leaders.  Select and recruit key leaders.  The organization appoints a member to be the chartered organization representative. This person will represent the organization at the district and council levels as a voting member. The pack organizing committee recruits and appoints people to serve as the unit committee chair and committee members.


Train the leaders

As soon as possible after a person has agreed to be a unit leader, the organizing committee gives him or her a copy of the Fast Start video and guide. After viewing the video and reading the guide, the new leader will have a better understanding of their role and responsibilities.


Plan and organize the program

Using available resources, the new leaders plan the unit's program for at least three months.  Recruit youth members and orient parents. Boys and their parents from the chartered organization and from the community are invited to join Scouting. 


Complete the paperwork

Check to ensure all applications and other paperwork have been correctly completed and submitted to the local council service center for processing.


First unit meeting

The new unit conducts the first program meeting of its membership. 


Follow up

The chartered organization is presented a charter to use Scouting as a part of its service to its own members,  as well as to the community at large.


The above steps will help to ensure strong unit organization and reinforce the unit's ability to build tenure and develop quality leaders.


If you have questions please contact David Dawson at 214-902-xxxx or via email