Welcome New Scouts!
When joining our Troop you will receive an information packet that contains everything you need to get started with us. The packet contains the following documents and forms, most of which can be downloaded. All information is strictly confidential, as per the guidelines set forth by the Boy Scouts of America and our sponsor organization.
Information Packet Includes:
-New Scout Information Guidebook
-Calendar at a Glance
-Youth and Adult Application
-Scout Uniform Guidelines
-Parent Contact Form
It's not hard to join scouts, but there area few things you need to do:.
-Meet age requirements; Be a boy who is 11 years old, or one who has completed the 5th grade or earned the Arrow of Light Award, and is at least 10 years old but is not yet 18 years old.
-Complete a Boy Scout application and health history signed by your parent or guardian.
-Find a Scout Troop near your home.
-Repeat the Pledge of Allegiance.
-Demonstrate the Scout sign, salute, and handshake.
-Demonstrate tying the square knot (a joining knot).
-Understand and agree to live by the Scout Oath or Promise, Law, Motto, and Slogan, and the Outdoor Code.
-Describe the Scout badge.
-Complete the pamphlet exercises.: With your parent or guardian, complete the exercises in the pamphlet.
-Participate in a Scoutmaster conference.
-Turn in your Boy Scout application and health history form signed by your parent or guardian.
Parents will want to attend our monthly Parent Committee meetings and all parents are asked to help the Troop continue to be successful. The Parent Committee meetings are held once per month, and coincide with Scout meetings.
Transferring from Webelos:
At, or by the time of, the Pack Blue and Gold Dinner, parents fill out the standard Boy Scout Application form, and the troop shares standard items (Boy Scout Handbook, Troop neckerchief and slide, and the Troop numbers) to Webelos joining our Troop. Often a Webelos Scout mistakenly believes he must wait to join his chosen Boy Scout Troop at the official crossing over ceremony at their Pack Blue and Gold Dinner. However, if the Webelo has earned his Arrow of Light award, and there are no Den or Pack scheduling conflicts, a boy graduating into the troop may begin attending our regular Troop meetings anytime after the first of the year, and parents attend the Parent Committee meetings. Boys can begin earning the Scout Rank requirements right away, even if they don't t have the Boy Scout Handbook yet (you and your son would still attend his Pack Blue and Gold Dinner and cross over ceremony when it comes around).
The application form to join Boy Scouting is available online for Download here.
The troop locator on the Scout Zone website will show you a list of some of the Boy Scout troops in your area.
Your local council service center can put you in touch with your future troop.
Contact information for your local council can be retrieved here.