This section is from the book "Scouting For Rural Boys. A Manual For Leaders", by Boy scouts of America. See also: Outdoor Adventure Manual: Essential Scouting Skills for the Great Outdoors.
1. Get accurate knowledge of the Rural Scouting program. One cannot fully present something one does not know or understand.
2. Find out what different racial, vocational, professional and social groups are in the District.
3. List and meet leaders of various rural and farm organizations, such as-rural schools and colleges, Farm Bureau organizations, 4-H Clubs, Granges, Smith-Hughes Schools, Future Farmer Clubs, Rural Churches, Breed and Crop Associations, Farmers Unions, rural Chambers of Commerce, and rural town luncheon clubs. Here you have a rich potential supply of rural leaders.
5. Call together the "best and most outstanding men" (as recommended by the boys). Have some very competent speaker "sell" them on their opportunity to influence these boys, who have nominated them in this boys' "Who's Who." Get these men into Scouting jobs promptly!
6. Conduct a Rural Leaders' Training Course for all these people in the district, of course avoiding the crop rush seasons and fitting the time, length, frequency of the meetings to local conditions.
7. With survey facts at hand, the District Organization Committee proceeds to offer Scouting to each boy in the way best suited to his situation-Lone Scout, Lone Scout Tribe, Neighborhood Patrol, Rural Troop, and senior group plans.
8. Now comes "the District," once it has gotten the boys into Scouting-and brings to them Commissioner service-along with district plans, programs, activities, projects, Courts of Honor, ceremonies, window displays, demonstrations, Merit Badge exhibits, Camporals, Circuses, Scout street shows- along with chances to serve the community, and enjoy the full intriguing program of Scouting.
9. A District Finance Committee is selected by the District Chairman and the Council Finance Committee, to include at least one man from each town, village and neighborhood.
10. The other District Committees go into action-the Organization, Training and Finance, already mentioned, and the Advancement, Camping and Activities, Health and Safety. Also any special council planning committees will function so as to help rural boys get the fullest values out of their Scouting.