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# Complete the application (sign your name, indicating approval).
# Complete the application (sign your name, indicating approval).
# Give the completed application and fees to the Scoutmaster.
# Give the completed application and fees to the Scoutmaster.

Revision as of 16:50, January 30, 2011

Boy Scout Scout Badge requirement resources include the Scout Badge Worksheet Adobe Acrobat PDF,
lesson videos showing Outdoor Skills, and First Aid Skills plus Merit Badges, and Scout Awards links.
Troop resources include the Advancement Campout and monthly Troop Program Themes.
A boy must complete the Boy Scout Joining Requirements (Scout Badge) to be a Boy Scout.

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Boy Scouts and Varsity Scouts are referred to as "Scouts."
Your son can be a Scout if he has completed the fifth grade and is at least 10 years old or is age 11 or has earned the[Arrow of Light Award]and is at least 10 years old, but has not reached age 18.
  1. Complete the application (sign your name, indicating approval).
  2. Give the completed application and fees to the Scoutmaster.
  3. Secure a copy of the Boy Scout Handbook and complete the joining requirements as listed.
Youth Application #28-406

The troop or team leader signs the Youth Application #28-406 when the boy has completed the Boy Scout Joining (Scout Badge) Requirements:

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Scout Badge requirements

2015 requirements

  1. Meet the age requirements. Be a boy who is 11 years old, or one who has completed the fifth grade or earned the Arrow of Light Award and is at least 10 years old, but is not yet 18 years old.
  2. Find a Scout troop near your home.
  3. Complete a Boy Scout application and health history signed by your parent or guardian.
  4. Repeat the Pledge of Allegiance.
  5. Demonstrate the Scout sign, salute, and handshake.
  6. Demonstrate tying the square knot (a joining knot).
  7. Understand and agree to live by the Scout Oath, Scout Law, motto, slogan, and the Outdoor Code.
  8. Describe the Scout badge.
  9. 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 Guide".
  10. 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 Scoutmaster conference.

2016 requirements

All requirements for the Scout rank must be completed as a member of a troop.[1] If you have already completed these requirements as part of the Webelos Scouting Adventure, simply demonstrate your knowledge or skills to your Scoutmaster, Varsity Scout Coach, or other designated leader after joining the troop.[1]

  1. Scouts
    1a. Repeat from memory the Scout Oath, Scout Law, Scout motto, and Scout slogan. In your own words, explain their meaning.
    1b. Explain what Scout spirit is. Describe some ways you have shown Scout spirit by practicing the Scout Oath, Scout Law, Scout motto, and Scout slogan.
    1c. Demonstrate the Boy Scout sign, salute, and handshake. Explain when they should be used.
    1d. Describe the First Class Scout badge and tell what each part stands for. Explain the significance of the First Class Scout badge.
    1e. Repeat from memory the Outdoor Code. In your own words, explain what the Outdoor Code means to you.
    1f. Repeat from memory the Pledge of Allegiance. In your own words, explain its meaning.
  2. After attending at least one Boy Scout troop[1] meeting, do the following:
    2a. Describe how the Scouts in the troop[1] provide its leadership.
    2b. Describe the four steps of Boy Scout advancement.
    2c. Describe the Boy Scout ranks and how they are earned.
    2d. Describe what merit badges are and how they are earned.
  3. Patrol
    3a. Explain the patrol method. Describe the types of patrols that are used in your troop.[1]
    3b. Become familiar with your patrol name, emblem, flag, and yell. Explain how these items create patrol spirit.
  4. Knots & ropes
    4a. Show how to tie a square knot, two half-hitches, and a taut-line hitch. Explain how each knot is used.
    4b. Show the proper care of a rope by learning how to whip and fuse the ends of different kinds of rope.
  5. Demonstrate your knowledge of pocketknife safety.
  6. With your parent or guardian, complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide and earn the Cyber Chip Award for your grade.[2]
  7. Since joining the troop[1] and while working on Scout rank, participate in a Scoutmaster[1] conference.

Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 For Varsity Scouts working on Boy Scout requirements, replace “troop” with “team” and “Scoutmaster” with “Varsity Scout Coach.
  2. If your family does not have Internet access at home AND you do not have ready Internet access at school or another public place or via a mobile device, the Cyber Chip portion of this requirement may be waived by your Scoutmaster or Varsity Scout Coach in consultation with your parent or guardian.


The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Boy Scout Requirements, 2015 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #620714)

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Please note any errors found in the above requirements on this article's Talk Page.

Notes

Worksheet A FREE workbook for Scout Badge is available here! Adobe Acrobat PDF
with the maps, charts, links, diagrams, and checklists you need!
Or click here to print just the Scout Badge requirements.
meritbadge.org has PDF and DOC versions of
Boy Scout merit badge workbooks,
Webelos workbooks, and Cub Scout workbooks.

Requirement resources

2. New Youth Application: English and Spanish
3. Find a Scout troop near your home. Find your local council.
4. Repeat the Pledge of Allegiance.

"I pledge allegiance to the flag
of the United States of America
and to the republic for which it stands,
one nation under God,
indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

5. See the Scout Badge Workbook for diagrams of the Scout sign, salute, and handshake.
6. See Square Knot and the Scout Badge Workbook for step-by-step diagrams for tying a square knot.

7. Scout Oath or Promise - Scout Law - motto - slogan - Outdoor Code
8. See the Scout Badge Workbook for the diagram of the Scout badge.
9. "How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse: A Parent's Guide"
10: Scoutmaster Conference - Explains that you don't "pass" a Scoutmaster Conference.

See also

Boy Scout portal
Varsity Scout portal

External links

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