You can become a Boy Scout right away if you're the right age. If you are not yet old enough, you can join Cub Scouting, the branch of Scouting for younger boys. Cub Scouts have a great time with other guys their own age. As you enter the fourth grade, you may move into your Cub Scout pack's Webelos den. There you will learn all you must know to become a Boy Scout. You don't need to have been a Cub Scout or Webelos Scout to become a Boy Scout. Your leaders will teach you the skills you need to be a successful Scout.
In order to become a Boy Scout, you must:
Be a boy who has completed the fifth grade, or who has earned the Arrow of Light Award, or be 11 years of age but not yet 18.
Find a Scout troop near your home.
Complete the Boy Scout joining requirements.
If you are interested in joining Troop 81, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you live in DuPage or Kane counties please check www.threefirescountil.org.
If you don't know where a Scout troop meets, ask Scouts in your neighborhood or school. They will invite you to their next meeting. You can also call the Boy Scout of America at www.scouting.org. The National office will put you in touch with a nearby troop. Even if you live where there is no troop, you can take prt in the Boy Scout program by becoming a Lone Scout. There are people at the national office who can tell you how this works.
At your first troop meeting, your Scoutmaster will explain the following joining requirements of the Boy Scouts of America:
Submit a completed Boy Scout applications and health history signed by your parent or guardian.
Repeat the Pledge of Allegiance.
Demonstrate the Scout slalute, sign, and handclasp.
Show how to tie the square 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 exercies in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse: A Parent's Guide.
Participate in a Scoutmaster conference.