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Unit Membership Grants

Unit Membership Grants

Does your unit have a great idea to increase membership, but needs additional funding to make it happen?
 
The Garden State Council is happy to announce the availability of unit membership grants for fall recruitment!
 
Why are we doing this?
Now, more than ever, Scouting needs everyone focused on growing membership. Scouting serves fewer kids today than ever, but the need for Scouting's programs are also more real than they've ever been. Your unit knows how to recruit new people better than anyone, and we want to support you in making that happen.
 
What do these grants look like?
They're a check to your unit to fund your idea. Grants will be awarded up to $1,000 per unit. Responses are due by July 15, and units will be informed of their funding by August 1.
 
We want one!
Great! We're looking to fund the most original, outside the box ideas that your unit might not otherwise attempt. Please don't ask us to buy you flyers or newspaper ads. Tell us instead about that great idea that gets families excited that you can't try on your own.
 
How do I apply? 
Easy! Just send an e-mail to join@gardenstatescouting.org by July 15 and answer four questions:
1. What's the idea do you want funded?
2. Why do you think it will have a positive effect on membership?
3. How much will it cost?
4. What is your anticipated outcome of the project?
 
This seems easy, what's the catch?
There's no catch. We want to encourage new ideas and new thinking. If your grant is funded, and the idea works, we'll be sharing it across the entire council as a best practice for other units to follow.
 
I have a question.
No problem. Email your questions to marketing@gardenstatescouting.org, and we'll get right back to you.