Slices for Scouting
A Night With Friends & Fun to Kickstart a New Year of Scouting in the Mayflower Council!
The Agenda: What Happens At Slices For Scouting
Give out prizes to those in attendance
Ready to join? Fill out application online
How It Works: Your Step-By-Step Guide
Choose a parent who will lead your “Slices for Scouting” party event.
Duties will be to lead the next steps.
Order your Slices for Scouting Kit below!
Determine date, time and location for the unit Slices for Scouting 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.
- Create a Google Form to collect names of prospective Scouts who would like to attend in response your Facebook Post. The form should include:
- YES! I would like to attend your Pizza Party to learn more about Scouts BSA!
- Phone Number
- Email Address
- How did you hear about us ?
- Promote your pizza party on your unit Facebook page and share in your community Facebook pages with a link to the Google Form. Be sure to include information on the date, time and location of your party, as well as a date for them to sign up by.SAMPLE:
From taking your first hike in the mountains…to starting your first campfire…Scouts BSA is about testing your limits and pushing yourself to do things you never thought possible. Don’t let adventure pass you by! Check out our troop today!
Learn more at our New Member Pizza Party on Friday, October 14th from 6 to 7:30PM at First Congregational Church, 123 Main Street; Milford! Click the link below for your personal invitation!
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 Slices for Scouting 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 (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)
Slices for Scouting 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 22.
It will include your $30 Dominos gift card which should cover at least 3 medium pizzas. (You may need to order more.) It will also include prizes, quick start guides and more. Instructions & tips for a successful event will also be included.
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 19, 2022
What you’ll receive:
- $30 gift card to order Dominos pizza
- Prize pack including fun giveaways, stickers & more
- Event “how-to-guide”
- Quick start guides
- Online application QR code
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.