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Temporary Transition Rules for Females and First-time Joining Boys Entering Scouts BSA
  1. Beginning on February 1, 2019, youth 16 years of age or older, but not yet 18, who register as members of Scouts BSA on or before December 31, 2019 may request extensions to complete the Eagle Scout Award requirements after they turn 18 years of age.
  2. Requests for extensions must be received no later than thirty (30) days after turning 18 years of age. Only the National Council may grant extensions. The actual extension will be based upon the individual’s registration date and age at the time of the request and will provide not more than twenty-four* months from the date of initial registration to complete all requirements.
  3. In the interest of fairness, these temporary transition rules apply to all youth joining Scouts BSA during 2019–both girls and first-time joining boys.

This is quoted from https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/Implementation-Details-for-Scouts-BSA-FINAL.pdf Adobe Acrobat PDF (last modified February 5, 2019).
See also: Temporary transition rules give new Scouts BSA members the chance to earn Eagle, a January 31, 2019 article in Bryan on Scouting in Scouting Magazine

* - [Editor's note: this was originally published by BSA on October 3, 2019 as 24 months, but was changed on January 30, 2019 to 22 months. On February 1, 2019, after significant feedback from Scouters, BSA reset the maximum length of an Eagle Scout extension length back to 24 months, as was first announced in October. ]
Scout rank requirement resources include the Scout rank 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.

Boy Scouts and Varsity Scouts are referred to as "Scouts."


Scout Badge

 
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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 rank requirements

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

  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 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 Scout troop meeting, do the following:
    2a. Describe how the Scouts in the troop provide its leadership.
    2b. Describe the four steps of Scout advancement.
    2c. Describe the Scouts BSA 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.
    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. Tell what you need to know about 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.[1]
  7. Since joining the troop and while working on Scout rank, participate in a Scoutmaster conference.
Footnotes
  1. 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 in consultation with your parent or guardian.


The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Scouts BSA Requirements, 2019 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #648914)

View the change list (history) of these requirements. The text of these requirements may be locked. In that case, they can only be edited
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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 rank is available here! (PDF or Word) with the maps, charts, links, diagrams, and checklists you need! Or click here to print just the Scout rank requirements. usscouts.org has PDF and Word versions of workbooks for Scouts BSA ranks and merit badges, Cub Scouting ranks and adventures, and STEM Nova awards.


2010 Scout Badge.
2010 Scout Badge.

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 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.

See also

Scouts BSA portal
Varsity Scout portal

External links

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