BSA Requirements

1. Be a boy who has completed 5th grade, or
2. Be 10-1/2 years old and earned the Arrow of Light award, or
3. Be 11 years of age, but not yet 18.
4. Submit a completed Boy Scout application and health history signed by your parent or guardian.

At this point you are not yet a Boy Scout.
You are a “New Scout” registered with BSA.

REQUIREMENTS TO BECOME A SCOUT
The Scoutmaster will work with and test the Scouts for this rank.
1. Repeat the Pledge of Allegiance to your assigned adult Leader without assistance or use of a book.
2. Demonstrate the Scout salute, sign, and handclasp to your assigned adult Leader without assistance or use of a book.
3. Demonstrate to your Scoutmaster how to tie a square knot without using any reference or example.
4. Describe the Scout Badge to the Scoutmaster without assistance or use of your Handbook.
5. With your parent or guardian, complete the exercises in the pamphlet “How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse and Drug Abuse,” found in the front of your Scout handbook.
6. Discuss with the Scoutmaster that you understand and agree to live by:
The Scout Oath, The Scout Slogan
The Scout Law, The Outdoor Code
The Scout Motto
7. Participate in a Scoutmaster Conference with the Troop Scoutmaster.
After recognition of the rank, the Scout is allowed to wear the “Scout” badge on his uniform.