Unit Program Planning

PREPARING YOUR PACK, TROOP, CREW, OR POST TO DELIVER THE PROMISE OF SCOUTING

An All-Star unit is prepared to deliver the promise of Scouting by July 31st.  Use these guidelines to help with planning and delivery for packs, troops, and crews. These are split into five categories we call guideposts. The planning is slightly different between Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venturing programs (see Related Content for specific differences). All packs, troops, and crews in Crater Lake Council that are All-Star Units are prepared to deliver the promise of Scouting

GUIDEPOST ONE: meet with your district staff

Review and reflect, with your Unit Commissioner or District Executive reflect on the results your unit obtained using the program, funding, and communication plans of the previous program year and review the leader pool available to sustain a healthy and vibrant unit. Complete by the end of May each year.

GUIDEPOST two: plan youth and adult recruitment

Plan adult leader transition and youth recruitment.  Complete by the end of June.

GUIDEPOST three: PLAN AND FUND YOUR PROGRAM

All packs, troops, and crews should develop program plans, along with plans to fund these programs. These plans should be finished by the end of August each year, for the following year of Scouting.  Complete by the end of June

GUIDEPOST four: communicate your program

All packs, troops, and crews should create plans to communicate the new plan to their youth and families. These plans should be developed by the end of August each year. 

GUIDEPOST five: BASIC TRAINING

Basic Training involves Youth Protection Training and leader specific training. This training for new leaders or leaders changing positions should be completed by the end of October each year.(See Related Content for specifics to packs, crews, and troops).

Training Resources

REGARDING RECHARTER: YOUR MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL

Have you done your Annual Rechartering? A complete, on-time recharter is required to be an All-Star Unit.  Rechartering is when every pack, troop, or crew ensures that all their youth members and adult leaders are registered with the BSA, and collects membership fees. See Related Content for more info.

ANNUAL RECOGNITION

The District Executive and volunteer Commissioners of each district track All-Star unit status for their packs, troops, and crews. Recognition includes a ribbon for your unit flag.