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The troop or team leader signs the [http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/28-406C.pdf Youth Application #28-406] when the boy has completed the Boy Scout Joining {[[Scout Badge]]) Requirements:
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== Notes ==
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== Requirement resources ==
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*[http://www.scouting.org/applications/rankvideo.aspx BSA Skill Lesson Videos]
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'''2.''' New Youth Application: [http://old.scouting.org/forms/28-406.pdf English] and [http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/28-423.pdf Spanish]<br>
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:'''1a.''' [[Scout Oath]] {{•}} [[Scout Law]] {{•}} [[Scout motto]] {{•}} [[Scout slogan]]
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'''3.''' [http://scouting.org/Applications/JoinScoutingFull.aspx Find a Scout troop near your home]. [http://scouting.org/media/lcl.aspx Find your local council].<br>
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:'''1b.''' [[Scout spirit]]
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'''4.''' Repeat the Pledge of Allegiance.<br>
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:'''1c.''' [[Scout Sign]] {{•}} [[Scout Salute]] {{•}} [[Scout Handshake]]
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:''"I pledge allegiance to the flag<br>
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:'''1d.''' [[First Class Scout badge]]
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:''of the United States of America<br>
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:'''1e.''' [[Outdoor Code]]
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:''and to the republic for which it stands,<br>
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:'''1f.''' [[Pledge of Allegiance]]
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:''one nation under God,<br>
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:'''2a.''' [[Positions_of_responsibility#Scouts_BSA_troop|Scout Positions of responsibility]]
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:'''2b.''' [[Scout_advancement#Four_Steps_of_Advancement|Four Steps of Scouts BSA Advancement]]
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'''6.''' See [[Square Knot]] and the [[Media:{{PAGENAME}}.pdf|{{PAGENAME}} Workbook]] for step-by-step diagrams for tying a square knot.
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'''7.''' [[Scout Oath|Scout Oath or Promise]] - [[Scout Law]] - [[Scout Motto|motto]] - [[Scout Slogan|slogan]] - [[Outdoor Code]]<br>
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'''8.''' See the [[Media:{{PAGENAME}}.pdf|{{PAGENAME}} Workbook]] for the diagram of the Scout badge. <br>
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:'''4a.''' [[square knot]] {{•}} [[two half-hitches]] {{•}} [[taut-line hitch]]
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'''9.''' ''"[[How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse#Boy Scouts|How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse: A Parent's Guide]]"''<br>
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:'''6.''' [[How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse#Scout|How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse]] {{•}} [[Cyber Chip]]
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* [[Scout rank|Scout]] {{•}} [[Tenderfoot rank|Tenderfoot]] {{•}} [[Second Class rank|Second Class]] {{•}} [[First Class rank|First Class]]
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*[http://www.scouting.org/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards/joining.aspx Boy Scout Joining Requirements] ([[Scout Badge]])
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* <span class=plainlinks>[https://www.scouting.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Scout_Rank_Requirements_2019.pdf Scout rank requirements (2019) {{PDF}}] — Scouting.org (''also available via [https://i9peu1ikn3a16vg4e45rqi17-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Scout_Rank_Requirements_2019.pdf netdna-ssl.com {{PDF}}]</span>'')
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*[http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/28-406C.pdf Youth Application]
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* <span class=plainlinks>[https://www.scouting.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Scout_Rank_Requirements_2018.pdf Scout rank requirements (2018) {{PDF}}] — Scouting.org (''also available via [https://i9peu1ikn3a16vg4e45rqi17-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Scout_Rank_Requirements_2018.pdf netdna-ssl.com {{PDF}}]</span>'')
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*[http://www.scouting.org/councils/index.html BSA's Local Council Locater] &mdash; The ''Local Council Locater'' (search engine by Zip Code) will help you find the Council that serves your area.
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* <span class=plainlinks>[https://draftable.com/compare/JtyTgbWQapSK Digital comparison between 2018 and 2019 Tenderfoot rank requirements]</span> — Draftable.com
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*[http://www.thescoutzone.org/locator.html Troop locator] - [http://www.joincubscouting.org/locator/index.html Pack locator]
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* <span class=plainlinks>[https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/524-406.pdf Youth Application]</span> — Scouting.org
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*[http://scouting.org/boyscouts/trainingmodules/orientation%20for%20new%20boy%20scout%20parents.aspx Orientation for New Boy Scout Parents]
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* <span class=plainlinks>[https://beascout.scouting.org/ Join Cub Scouts And Boy Scouts Of America] will help you find a Boy Scouts of America Council that serves your area]</span> — Scouting.org
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* <span class=plainlinks>[https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/512-936_WB.pdf Individual Scout Advancement Plan {{PDF}}]</span>, No. 512-936 — Scouting.org
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* <span class=plainlinks>[https://www.scouting.org/programs/scouts-bsa/disabilities-awareness/ Disabilities Awareness – Serving Scouts With Disabilities]</span> — Scouting.org
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* <span class=plainlinks>[https://www.scouting.org/programs/scouts-bsa/advancement-and-awards/earlyalt/ Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class Ranks Alternative Requirements]</span> — Scouting.org
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* <span class=plainlinks>[https://www.scouting.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Alternative_Requirements_2019.pdf Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class Ranks Alternative Requirements 2019 {{PDF}}] — Scouting.org (''also available via [https://i9peu1ikn3a16vg4e45rqi17-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Alternative_Requirements_2019.pdf netdna-ssl.com {{PDF}}]</span>'')
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* <span class=plainlinks>[https://www.scouting.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Alternative_Requirements_2018.pdf Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class Ranks Alternative Requirements 2018 {{PDF}}] — Scouting.org (''also available via [https://i9peu1ikn3a16vg4e45rqi17-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Alternative_Requirements_2018.pdf netdna-ssl.com {{PDF}}]</span>'')
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* <span class=plainlinks>[https://draftable.com/compare/JSxudbvjQDsA Side-by-side digital comparison of the 2018 and 2019 versions of alternative requirements for Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks]</span> — Draftable.com
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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

 
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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.
Youth can be Scouts if they have completed the fifth grade and are at least 10 years old, OR have earned the Arrow of Light Award and are at least 10 years old, OR are age 11 but have not reached age 18.
Youth Application #524-406 (2018) Adobe Acrobat PDF

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


Scout rank alternative requirements

A Scout with a permanent physical or mental disability or a disability expected to last more than two years or beyond the 18th birthday and who is unable to complete all of the requirements for Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class, or First Class rank may, with his or her parent or guardian, submit a request to the council advancement committee to complete alternative requirements. Below are the procedures for applying for alternative requirements. To help facilitate this process, use the Individual Scout Advancement Plan Adobe Acrobat PDF, No. 512-936, which can be found at www.scouting.org/advancement. For more detailed information about alternative requirements, see the Guide to Advancement.
  1. Do as Many Standard Requirements as Possible. Before applying for alternative requirements, a Scout must complete as many of the existing requirements as possible.
  2. Prepare a Request for Alternative Requirements. Once the Scout has done his or her best to the limit of the Scout's abilities and resources, the unit leader or a troop committee member submits to the council advancement committee a written request for alternative requirements for Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class, or First Class ranks. It must show what has been completed and suggest the alternatives for those requirements the Scout cannot do.
  3. Secure a Medical Statement and Provide Supporting Documents. The request must be accompanied by supporting letters from the unit leader, a parent or guardian, and the Scout (if possible), as well as a written statement from a qualified health professional related to the nature of the disability. This may be a physician, neurologist, psychiatrist, psychologist, etc., or, when appropriate, an educational administrator in special education. Statements must describe the disability; cover the Scout’s capabilities, limitations, and prognosis; and outline what requirements cannot be completed. Additional information such as Individualized Education Plans (IEP) provided to parents by schools, and various treatment summaries and reports, may help an advancement committee make an informed decision.
  4. The Advancement Committee Reviews the Request. The council advancement committee reviews the request, utilizing the expertise of professionals involved with youth who have special needs. To make a fair determination, the committee may want to interview the Scout, his or her parent or guardian, and the unit leader. The committee's decision is then recorded and delivered to the Scout and the unit leader.


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
by an administrator.
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. meritbadge.org has PDF and Word versions of workbooks for Scouts BSA ranks and merit badges, Webelos adventures, Cub Scout ranks and adventures, and Nova awards.

Cyber Chip and the Scout Rank

The new Scout rank, effective Jan. 1, 2016, includes a requirement intended to protect youth in our ever-changing cyber-community. That new requirement (#6) calls for Scouts to “earn the Cyber Chip Award for your grade." There are four age-appropriate Cyber Chip Awards, with content based on a Scout's grade in school.

A transitioning Webelos Scout who holds an unexpired Cyber Chip card for his current school grade has fulfilled this portion of the Scout rank requirement as part of the Webelos “Scouting Adventure.”

  • If his Cyber Chip card is currently valid, he should simply demonstrate his knowledge to his Scoutmaster or other designated leader after joining the troop. This is not a retest. If, however, the Scout has not grasped these concepts, they may be reviewed (based on Cyber Chip requirements for the Scout's current grade) to ensure understanding.
  • All Cyber Chip Awards expire annually, so if a new Scout’s Cyber Chip card for his current grade has lapsed, he simply needs to “recharge” the chip by going back to the Netsmartz Recharge area.

For a youth joining [Scouts BSA] who was not a Cub Scout, the Cyber Chip award to be earned depends on his school grade while working on the Scout rank. If he has already completed the 5th grade, he would complete Cyber Chip requirements for grades 6-8, as would a ... Scout joining in the 6th through 8th grade. If a youth joins [Scouts BSA] in the 9th through 12th grade, he would complete Cyber Chip requirements for grades 9-12.

Advancement News (March-April 2016) Adobe Acrobat PDF pg. 4

Requirement resources

2010 Scout Badge.
2010 Scout Badge.
1a. Scout Oath  •  Scout Law  •  Scout motto  •  Scout slogan
1b. Scout spirit
1c. Scout Sign  •  Scout Salute  •  Scout Handshake
1d. First Class Scout badge
1e. Outdoor Code
1f. Pledge of Allegiance
2a. Scout Positions of responsibility
2b. Four Steps of Scouts BSA Advancement
2c. Scout_advancement
2d. Merit badges
3a. Patrol method
3b. Patrol spirit
4a. square knot  •  two half-hitches  •  taut-line hitch
4b. Whipping and Fusing rope
5. Totin' Chip
6. How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse  •  Cyber Chip
7. Scoutmaster Conference

See also

Scouts BSA portal

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