Scout Badge

The Scout Badge is the first achievement that a scout completes when he joins a boy scout troop. When you complete it, you are officially a boy scout. Come to some of our troop meetings so you can complete its requirements. You will camp out in the mountains, hike in exciting new places, have fun at Summer Camp, and, most importantly, become a better person. You have a long journey ahead of you, should you choose to continue all the way. You might even achieve Eagle Scout, the highest rank in scouting, if you try hard enough. Welcome to Troop 1, and we hope you join our troop!

You may also want to check out the "Join Us" section of the site for more information, and one of our adult leaders will talk to you and your parents to help you join our troop. Just come to a meeting and begin your adventure!

Requirements for Scout Badge:

1 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.
2 Find a Scout troop near your home.
3 Complete a Boy Scout application and health history signed by your parent or guardian.
4 Repeat the Pledge of Allegiance.
5 Demonstrate the Scout sign, salute, and handshake.
6 Demonstrate tying the square knot (a joining knot).
7 Understand and agree to live by the Scout OathScout Law, motto, and slogan, and the Outdoor Code.
8 Describe the Scout badge.
9 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".
10 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.

More information and resources for the Scout Badge

Workbook for Scout Badge (excellent resource - use it!)