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Boy Scout Scout rank requirement resources include the Scout rank Worksheet ,
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.
| Scout Badge
|| 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.
- Complete the application (sign your name, indicating approval).
- Give the completed application and fees to the Scoutmaster.
- 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:
Scout rank requirements
All requirements for the Scout rank must be completed as a member of a troop. 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.
- 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.
- After attending at least one Boy Scout troop meeting, do the following:
- 2a. Describe how the Scouts in the troop 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.
- 3a. Explain the patrol method. Describe the types of patrols that are used in your troop.
- 3b. Become familiar with your patrol name, emblem, flag, and yell. Explain how these items create patrol spirit.
- 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.
- Demonstrate your knowledge of pocketknife safety.
- 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.
- Since joining the troop and while working on Scout rank, participate in a Scoutmaster conference.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ 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, 2017 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #637685)
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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 rank Workbook for diagrams of the Scout sign, salute, and handshake.
6. See Square Knot and the Scout rank 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 rank 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.