Boy Scout Joining Requirements
Joining requirements are set by BSA (National); if there is a change in
national policy from what we have provided on this website, the National
will rules apply.
- 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. NOTE:
The oldest age you can stay in WEBELOS is age 11
- Complete a Boy Scout application and health history signed by
your parent or guardian.
- Find a Scout troop near your home.
- Repeat the Pledge of Allegiance.
- Demonstrate the Scout sign, salute, and handshake.
- Demonstrate tying 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 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 (insert found in the Boy
- Participate in a Scoutmaster conference. Turn in your Boy Scout
application and health history form(medical form) signed by your parent or
guardian, then participate in a Scoutmaster conference.
- Agree to safety standards and a moral code of conduct that
includes such things as personal privacy, no private meetings, and
no physical contact; such things are determined by the Troop
Committee on an as need basis.
Each Scouting unit is different and offers varying experiences, you
can join or transfer to other units if you disagree with our standards.
Our Troop is committed to a quality program.
We have limits to the maximum number of Boy Scouts that can join our
Troop as decided by the Troop Committee and our Charter Organization.
First Priority is given to WEBELOS of Pack 151 and members of our
We can give guidance to other packs interested in starting their own
Troops by request. Please schedule an appointment, but not when we
are conducting a Troop Meeting.
- Recruitment Videos
WHAT ELSE DO I NEED?
NEW MEMBER FORMS
- BSA Youth and Adult Volunteer Application Forms are
available from the Troop.
Medical Form found on the BSA website www.scouting.org
- Troop 151 Notarized Liability
- Parent and Scout
- Web Site and Photo Release Form
- For Scouts transferring from another Council you can use this
BOY SCOUT HANDBOOK
Read the youth protection insert with your son. The pamphlet
How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse: A
Parent's Guide is available online for
BOY SCOUT UNIFORM
Print this list and take it to a Scout Shop where they will further
- BSA Green Baseball hat
- Uniform Short Sleeve shirt (buy it larger than you need)
- Central North Carolina Council
- Green Uniform Numbers 151 (Troop
also sells a single patch))
- World Crest emblem
- Arrow of Light (for those that
- Patrol Emblems (Scouts vote on
these; they often change)
- Ranks and Badges of office
(don't bother purchasing; they are
presented by Troop)
- Boy Scout Neckerchief Slide (either store bought or one you
- Green Boy Scout Epilates(shoulder loops) They were red.
- Merit Badge sash, don't buy this until after you have acquired
merit badges, buy the larger size and pin it back to fit the Scout.
(no fun re-sewing the merit badges when outgrown)
- BSA Pants: see the Scout Store as there are a number of options
- Socks: BSA green Socks. (careful, they run small)
- BSA Belt: be aware that some pants include a belt.
- BSA green Socks. (careful, they run small)
- Shoes, dark shoes or hiking boots look the best but tennis shoes
are fine; however, open toe shoes are ONLY acceptable at the
waterfront or at shower facilities.
- Place Orders from The Troop for these items:
- Troop Uniform Number
- Troop Neckerchiefs
- Troop T-Shirts
- Troop Sweat Shirts
- Troop Hooded Sweat Shirts
Patches are best sewn on; here is a tip... use a
stapler to hold them down while sewing. The iron on "badge magic" glue
sheets sold at Scout shops though convenient can create a
mess of your uniform if you don't follow the instructions exactly.
They usually leave a noticeable residue if you remove a badge.
For Patch Placement (see the inside cover of your Boy
For Merit Badge placement, start your first row 6"
from the top crease/fold.
Be careful about having your uniforms dry
Be careful about ironing especially the new synthetic
Metal coat hangers work great at summer camp.
EXPERIENCED UNIFORM BOX:
Donate out grown Cub Scout, Webelos
Scout and Boy Scout uniform items to the unit.
Experienced Uniform items are
available by making a monetary donation to the unit.
Troop Activity T-Shirts, sweat shirts etc, (see Committee Chair for orders)
Uniforms are sold at these locations online:
Central NC Council Scout
Shop & Council Office
32252 N. C.
Hwy. 24/27 Albemarle, NC 28001
Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cloverleaf Plaza Kannapolis, NC 28083
:704-720-9264 Fax: 704-720-9285
Friday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
BSA National Store
Carolina Scout Shop
2121 Westinghouse Blvd.
Saturday (typical 10am-4pm)
DUES: established by the Troop Committee annually. See
the Troop Handbook.
A Scout is Thrifty and is encouraged to earn
his way through doing chores at home. If a Scout sees he is
earning his way, he learns the value of work and the rewards thereof.
Those with a hardship and cannot afford to pay for any part of Scouting
are encouraged to discuss the matter confidentially with any of the
Leaders who will find a way to share the Scouting experience for all
that agree wish to pursue the Scouting program. The Scout should
only know that he is earning his way like everyone else, doing chores.
A few fundraisers may be scheduled through the year to help pay for
equipment and activities.
We welcome WEBELOS from Pack 151. Webelos is an older Cub Scout
program that helps transition a Cub Scout to become a Boy Scout.
Although you don't have to Scouting background to be a Boy Scout,
Webelos come with a great foundation to have a successful Boy
Scouting career. Much is expected of a Boy Scout as he develops
and becomes self reliant. He will gain independence and confidence
by functioning on activities away from direct contact with his parents
while under the supervision of Youth and Adult Leaders. Several
materials are provided below that help with understanding the
Cub Scout Career Arrow
Guidelines to improve Webelos transition.
Improved Webelos Transition Video
Abbreviations-Acronyms Used in Scouting
WEBELOS Bridging Ceremony:
When Webelos II are ready to join the Boy Scout Troop, the following
items are to be provided by the Scout during the WEBELOS Bridging
ceremony. The WEBELOS Den Leader may wish to coordinate picking up
these items at the Scout Shop.
WEBELOS should arrive at the ceremony in the WEBELOS Scout uniform
specifically wearing the Webelos Neckerchief, Blue Epilates, and WEBELOS
WEBELOS BRIDGING PACKAGE (purchase from the Troop Committee)
- Troop 151 Neckerchief
- Boy Scout Neckerchief slide
- Epilates (shoulder loops): Forrest Green
- Large Zip lock bag to hold items
- Troop Handbook
- Boy Scout Handbook
NOTE TO PARENTS ONLY: During a special part of the ceremony, the
WEBELOS Scout Neckerchief & Shoulder Colors will be returned to the
parents who will be standing behind their son(s), and the new Boy Scout
Items will be placed upon them by the Boy Scouts. You will be
advised as to when flash photography is allowed.
Parents may purchase these items at a later time, but they are not needed
as part of this ceremony:
MEMBERSHIP PACKAGE (BEFORE BRIDGING) Due at First
Cub Scout Uniform items can be donated to the "Pack
Boy Scout Uniform items can be donated to the "Troop
Boy Scouting is about the Boys and for the Boys, learn how you can
support our Troop by reviewing each page in our web site and especially
Troop Organization pages.
Ensuring your son has a uniform, a handbook that you can start out
reading together, equipment, and transportation to meetings/activities.
Your next goal is to be sure you are an actively informed parent.
Citizenship begins at home. Please do your part in helping your
Scout learn how to help your family by doing chores and being rewarded
by earning his dues, outings, and summer camp.
Throughout the year you
will attend quarterly Courts of Honor where your son has the opportunity
to be recognized in front of his peers and family for his achievements
if he works hard.
To ensure you get the most Scouting has to offer it
is imperative that you understand the organization of the Troop and the
Role of the parents and the volunteers as your next step. Take a
look at the tab Troop
Expect growth while you are with us. Likewise
as the Troop grows, we must be vigilant in how we meet the needs of the
Scouts. The Scouting Experience is not free and does have costs.
A positive attitude and word of appreciation goes a long way to smooth
out a soggy campout and often lifts each and everyone of us to do more
for the common good. If you do not feel at home with our unit or
leadership, please use this form
and ask our Professional Scouter to help you find another unit that best
meets your son's needs.
Please be aware of our Troop's No Tobacco & No
Alcohol policy. BSA National camping policy does not allow the use
of tobacco, alcohol, and other illegal substances on BSA property;
likewise, no such articles may be possessed/used while associated with
any of our Scouting functions, that includes transportation.