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.
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.)