Unit Resources

 Agenda and Resource Sheet

 Resources for Special Needs Scouting Session

 Build Scouting and Retention session

 Webelos Scout Progression Session 

 Advancement Session 

 Activity Promotion Session

 Budgeting Specialist Session 

 Camping Opportunities Session

 JTE Guided Discovery Session

 Leadership Recruitment & Training Session

 Program Planning Session

2016 Scorecards

2015 Scorecards

2016 Pack Analysis and Goal Setting Sheet

2016 Troop Analysis and Goal Setting Sheet

2016 Crew Analysis and Goal Setting Sheet

Unit PR Brochure

Use local public relations to ensure Scouting continues to grow in your community. This brochure will guide you in developing a simple, effective strategy to help tell your Scouting story to the communities you serve.

Unit PR PowerPoint

Making a presentation on the Unit PR concept? Use these slides as your guide.

Press Release Guidelines and Template

Click here to view instructional materials on how to create effective press releases.

Talent Release Form

Use this form to obtain permission to use photographs or audio/video recordings of people (permission must be obtained from a parent/guardian for individuals under 18).

Unit Website Guidelines

We've long recognized that unit sites created by individuals at the unit level of Scouting are essentially personal, and therefore beyond the National Council's and Pathway to Adventure Council's control or liability. These are National BSA's advisory guidelines for those who publish Scouting-related sites on their own responsibility.

Social Media Best Practices
To help you develop the right tactics for your unit, we’ve put together these best practices and examples collected from fellow Scouters in our council.   You can also reach out to the PTAC Social Media Committee at PtacSocialMedia@Gmail.com. Another great resource is National BSA’s Social Media Hub: http://scoutingwire.org/marketing-and-membership-hub/social-media/.

Youth Application:
English Spanish

Adult Application:
English Spanish

Youth Protection Training

Council Training Webpage


Excel Template


Excel Template

Crisis Procedures

Health Special Risk Form

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Unit Rechartering Letter

2016 Online Rechartering Instructions

Blast into Scouting Rechartering Q & A


Additional Information

Where to Get Help (select your community below)
Chicago Area
Northwest Suburban
Des Plaines Valley

Who to Contact

Online Rechartering Link

PTAC Charter Presentation

Annual Units Charter Agreement