Requirements to Join the Boy Scouts of America 1. Meet 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. Complete a Boy Scout application and health history signed by your parent or guardian. 3. Find a Scout troop near your home. 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 Oath or Promise, Law,motto, and slogan, and the Outdoor Code. 8. Describe the Scout badge. 9. Complete the pamphlet exercises. With your parent or guard�ian, complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse: A Parent's Guide. 10. Participate in a Scoutmaster con�ference. Turn in your Boy Scout application and health history form signed by your parent or guardian, then participate in a Scoutmaster conference.
"Scout" - Joining Requirements
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.
The Scout Salute
The Scout Sign
The Scout Shake (Left Hand)
The Scout Oath or Promise On my honor, I will do my best To do my duty to God and my Country and to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.
The Scout Law A Scout Is TRUSTWORTHY, LOYAL, HELPFUL, FRIENDLY, COURTEOUS, KIND, OBEDIENT, CHEERFUL, THRIFTY, BRAVE, CLEAN, and REVERENT
Scout Motto: Be Prepared
Scout Slogan: Do a Good Turn Daily
The Scout Emblem
Scout Emblem 1. The three points of the trefoil stand for the three parts ofthe Scout Oath. 2. The shape of the Scout badge means that a Scout can point the right way in life as truly as does a compass in the field. 3. There are two stars on the badge. They symbolize truth and knowledge. 4. The eagle and shield stand for freedom and a Scout's readiness to defend that freedom. 5. The scroll bearing the Scout motto is turned up at the ends as a reminder that a Scout smiles as he does his duty. 6. The knot at the bottom of the scroll serves as a reminder of the Scout slogan, Do a Good Turn Daily.
The Outdoor Code As an American I will do my best to Be clean in my outdoor manners Be careful with fire Be considerate in the outdoors Be conservation minded
Troop 174 meets every Friday, during the school year, 7:30 - 9:00pm, American Legion on Ball Park Rd. Dingmans Ferry, PA.