Boy Scout Joining Requirements
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- Meet age requirements: Be a boy who has completed the fifth grade, or
is 11 years
old, or has
earned the Arrow of Light Award, but is under 18 years old.
- Complete a Boy Scout application and health history signed by your parent or guardian.
- Find a Scout Troop near your home. (To
find a troop, contact your local Boy Scout Council. The Council name, address and
phone number can be found on BSA's Council
- 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,
Slogan, and the
- Describe the Scout badge.
- Complete the Pamphlet Exercises: With your parent or guardian,
complete the exercises in the pamphlet "How to Protect Your Children from Child
Abuse : A Parent's
- Participate in a Scoutmaster conference. Turn in your Boy Scout application
and health history form signed by your parent or guardian, then participate in a
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August 24, 2010
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