- 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.
- Find a Scout troop near your home.
- Complete a Boy Scout application and health history signed by your parent or guardian.
- Repeat the Pledge of Allegiance.
- Demonstrate the Scout sign, salute, and handshake.
- Demonstrate tying the square knot (a joining knot).
- Understand and agree to live by the Scout Oath or Promise, Law, motto, and slogan, and the Outdoor Code.
- Describe the Scout badge.
- 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.
- 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
- The application form to join Boy Scouting is available online for download here .
Dues: Annual Dues $150 for existing scouts and $75 for newly crossed over scouts are mandatory. The dues, along with other sources of income, such as flower sales, will be used to fund the troop operations, including weekend camping, 5 to 6 times a year, when site fees and food expense are needed.
Optional Fees: (only when participating):
1. Boy Scout Summer Weekly Residence Camp
2. High Adventure Events such as rafting, zip-lining, skiing, See base, Philmont, etc.
3. Entertainment Events such as movies, golfing, bowling, go-car etc.
4. Uniforms and Supplies, etc.
No boys should be discouraged from joining the boy scout. If parents have difficulty to pay the mandatory dues, please discuss with the scout master or the committee chairperson.