Troops that want or need Webelos to transition to them in the spring should be comparing calendars and planning activities with Webelos Dens for this fall and winter. These current Webelos need to feel wanted, invited, and know what your troop has to offer.
Current Webelos need to get to know the Scouts in your troop and be excited about being a Scout. Most Webelos have been a Cub for 5 years, and if they feel that this is going to be the same old thing, they will not join. If they are intimidated by having new leaders or older Scouts, they need to be put at ease. These Webelos probably don’t know about the exciting merit badges in a troop, or the great programs at our summer camps of Many point and Tomahawk. During a visit to your troop, pull up the videos from the Northern Star web site and show them what our camps have to offer.
Take the opportunity to show them how different Scouting in your troop can be! And remember that the Trailhead Award is available for your new Scouts!