Joining

In order to become a Boy Scout you must:

  • Be a boy who has finished fifth grade, or who has created the Arrow of Light Award, or be 11 years of age but not yet 18.
  • Find a Scout troop you wish to join.
  • Complete the Boy Scout joining requirements.

Joining Requirements:
At your first troop meeting, your Scoutmaster will explain the following joining requirements of the Boy Scouts of America:

  • Submit a completed Boy Scout application and health history signed by your parent of guardian.
  • Once you have successfully completed your application, you will need to be able to learn to do the following to achieve the entry rank of Scout:
    • Recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
    • Demonstrate the Scout salute, sign, and handclasp.
    • Show how to tie the square knot (also known as the joining knot).
    • Understand and agree to live by the Scout Oath, the Scout Law, the Scout motto, the Scout slogan, and the Outdoor Code.
    • Describe the Scout badge.
    • With your parent or guardian, complete the exercises in the pamphlet “How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse and Drug Abuse.
    • Participate in a Scoutmaster conference.

When you have completed these, welcome! You are a Scout! Upon completion of these requirements you will recieve the official Troop 109 Neckerchief and be an official member of the Troop. (There may be some fees involved with joining.)

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