Organization Adopts the Program

After meeting with the head of the organization and reviewing the organization's goals and how Scouting can help meet those goals, ask for a commitment from the organization to adopt Scouting.

Appointing the Organizing Committee

The organization head appoints a Chartered Organization Representative, who serves as head of the organizations' scouting program, and an organizing committee of three to five people who will plan the next few steps. The committee probably will include some parents of potential Scouts. The new-unit organizer should schedule a meeting with the organizing committee as soon as possible. This organizing committee will work out details and plan the recruitment of unit leadership.

It is important that the organization head appoint the members of the organizing committee so that committee members will know that they have the chartered organization's support.

Members of the organizing committee may become unit committee members.