Join

Boy Scouting is available to boys who have either:

  1. Earned the Arrow of Light Award, or
  2. Completed the Fifth Grade, or
  3. Are between 11 and 17 years old.

Requirements for becoming a Scout

  1. Submit a completed Boy Scout application and health history signed by your parent or guardian.
  2. Repeat the Pledge of Allegiance.
  3. Show how to tie a square knot.
  4. Demonstrate the Scout sign, salute and handclasp.
  5. Understand and agree to live by the Scout Oath, Scout Law, Scout Motto, Scout Slogan and the Outdoor Code.
  6. Describe the Scout badge.
  7. With your partner or guardian, complete the exercises in the pamphlet, How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse and Drug Abuse.
  8. Participate in a Scoutmaster conference.
  9. At your first Troop meeting, our Scoutmaster will explain the above joining requirements of the Boy Scouts of America. These can also be found in the Boy Scout Handbook.

Advancement

A “fast start” training program is offered by Troop 112 for the first 12 weeks, beginning mid-March each year.  Scouts that participate will earn the rank of Scout and then earn the rank of Tenderfoot.     

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