How to Become a Scout

Here's all you need to do to become a Boy Scout

Meet the Age Requirements

Be a boy who is 11 years old, or one who has completed the fifth grade or the Arrow of Light Award and is at least 10 years old, but is not yet 18 years old.

Complete a Boy Scout application and health histroy signed by your parent or guardian.

Repeat the pledge of allegiance.

Demonstrate the Scout sign, salute, and handshake.

Demonstrate 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 pamplet exercises

With your parent or guardian, complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: Parent's Guide. Located inside the front cover of The Boy Scout Handbook.

Participate in a Scoutmaster Conference.

Turn in your Boy Scout application and health history form signed by your parent or guardian, then particupate in a Scoutmaster conference

When you have done these things, the Scoutmaster will give you a certificate of membership, and you can proudly wear the badge and uniform that show you are a member of the Boy Scouts of America

From the BSA Boy Scout Handbook