Appendix III

Sample Script

BSA Alumni Association Follow-up Phone Call After an Event

Interviewee: ___________________________________ Phone: ____________________________

Interviewer: _____________________________

Script/Questions

Notes

Introduce yourself as a member of the council BSA Alumni Association committee and ask if now a good time is to have a 10-minute conversation.

Ask about their experiences in Scouting and, if applicable, the event they just attended.

Ask about their Scoutmaster or other unit leader.

Ask about their most memorable camp experience.

MOST important question— “Would you like to learn MORE about what is happening in Scouting locally?”

Then LISTEN. Listen for what aspects of Scouting they are focusing on. Are their comments about the past or the future? Would they like to get involved? (Be cautious about asking too soon. Learn where they are at and respond accordingly.)