Join Troop 60
To be eligible to join Boy Scouts:
- The prospective Scout must:
- have completed the fifth grade and be at least 10 years old, or
- have completed the Arrow of Light Award and be at least 10 years old, or
- be 11 years old, but have not reached age 18
- Print and complete the required forms signed by your parent or guardian: BSA Youth Member Application, Troop 60 Personal Information, BSA Medical Forms Part A, B, and C.
- Return the required forms, joining fee and other required deposits to the Scoutmaster at the Troop Meeting.
The Scoutmaster will provide the new Scout with:
- A Boy Scout Handbook
- Troop 60 number patch, District patch and purple World Crest emblem
- Two green shoulder loops
- A temporary black BSA neckerchief
- A BSA neckerchief slide
- A Troop 60 Yellow Class-B T-shirt
- A Troop 60 bag
The New Scout’s next steps:
- With your parent or guardian, you must read and complete the exercises in the Boy Scout Handbook, the pamphlet “How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide”.
- With your parent or guardian, you must access, watch and discuss the BSA Cyberchip Video.
- Purchase a Boy Scout uniform (tan shirt and olive pants).
- Read and understand the first chapter of the Boy Scout handbook.
- Schedule a Scoutmaster conference. During the Scoutmaster conference, you will present yourself in full uniform and need to be prepared to:
- Repeat the Pledge of Allegiance
- Demonstrate the Scout sign, salute and handshake
- Demonstrate tying a square knot
- Understand and agree to live by the Scout Oath, Scout Law, motto, slogan and the Outdoor Code
- Describe the Scout Badge
After completing the Scoutmaster conference, the Scout is now officially a Boy Scout. At the next Troop Meeting the Scout will be given the official Troop 60 neckerchief. At the next Court of Honor the Scout will be awarded a Scout rank patch.