Nextdoor is a popular social media application where community members can share news of activities in their neighborhood. Joining is free and based upon your zip code. One Sea Scout Ship recently reported they recruited four new members by posting to Nextdoor.
Here are tips if you want to try recruiting with Nextdoor: Have a parent post a Sea Scout photo to Nextdoor with a short announcement inviting interested youth to an open house, cruise, or recruiting activity. Here is a sample message:
We’re having a Sea Scout Kayaking Day on September 30th at 1000am. Interested youth who are 13 and a graduate of the 8th grade and parents can join us at the Any Town Community Dock. Scouting is an excellent program to help young men and women develop self-confidence, leadership skills, citizenship skills and an appreciation for the outdoors. We hope to see you on September 30th.
Keep messages short and informative. Below are sample images that can be posted to Nextdoor:
Sea Scout Ships can use their own photos of their Sea Scouts in action. Photos can also be used from the Sea Scout Marketing Toolbox to be customized with local information.