A Night With Friends & Fun to Kickstart a New Year of Scouting in the Mayflower Council!
The Agenda: What Happens At The Launch Party
Give out prizes to those in attendance
Ready to join? Fill out application online or paper version
How It Works: Your Step-By-Step Guide
Choose a parent who will lead your “Ready Set Scout” launch party event.
Duties will be to lead the next steps.
Order your Ready Set Scout Launch Kit below!
Determine date, time and location for the unit (cohort/den/patrol) Launch Party with parents/unit leadership.
The council video will go “live” on YouTube at 6 p.m. on Friday, October 1 and be available any time thereafter.
Copy this spreadsheet to create a list of cohort parents’ contact information and guests. (Require each parent to confirm at least 1 RSVP for the kickoff party.)
Get names/contact info for parents and their prospective guests.
Text for parents to send to friends:
Hi (NAME)! Our Scout unit is hosting a pizza party to kick off the new school year and I’d love to invite you and (SON/DAUGHTER). We’ll have pizza, prizes and would love to share some of the fun we have in store to get our kids unplugged, outdoors and having fun this year!
Text for Launch Party Host or leader to send to Scouts who dropped or have requested more information from your area (the Mayflower Council will send you a list of any prospects):
Hi (NAME)! My name is (YOUR NAME) and I’m with Scout (pack/troop/ship/crew NUMBER). Our Scout unit is hosting a pizza party to kick off the new year of Scouting and I’d love to invite you and (SON/DAUGHTER). We’ll have pizza, prizes and would love to share some of the fun we have in store to get our kids unplugged, outdoors and having fun this year!
Social Media Images to Include (right click to download)
Launch Party host should follow up with parents about attendees and prepare the pizza order.
Assign an adult or Scout to create a short photo slideshow presentation of your unit’s adventures. This is an easy, friendly way to get your Scouts talking about the fun things you do!
Party packs will be delivered the week of September 27th.
It will include your $25 Dominos gift card which should cover at least 3 medium pizzas. (You may need to order more.) It will also include prizes, parent guides and more. Instructions & tips for a successful event will also be included.
COVID Contingency Plan: we will follow up with all registered units about a contingency plan if necessary based on local and Mayflower Council COVID-19 recommendations.
Follow up with prospective Scout parents with the following:
Hi (NAME)! It was so great to have you at our pizza party! I hope you enjoyed it. Do you have any further questions? I’d also like to invite you and (SON/DAUGHTER) to our upcoming Scout meeting on (DATE/TIME) at (LOCATION/ADDRESS). It’s going to be super fun!
Pizza – Party – Prizes
Hosted by You, Sponsored by the Mayflower Council
Deadline to Register:
September 17, 2021
For tracking and communication purposes, please fill out the form for each individual “party” you are hosting. For example, den leaders or a patrol leader’s parents could be party hosts.
What you’ll receive:
- $25 gift card to order Dominos pizza
- Prize pack including fun giveaways, stickers & more
- Event “how-to-guide”
- New Parent guides
- Printed applications
Keys to Success
Keep it Personal: Have each parent invite one other new parent/child
Keep it Simple: You may elect to have a game or activity or keep the “party” as simple as you like.
Keep it Small: this allows for more conversation and questions with new parents & Scouts.