TROOP129

Contact any of the leaders listed on the contacts page or send an email to our troop email address:  t129needville@gmail.com

REQUIREMENTS FOR SCOUT RANK

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.

Come to a Scout meeting and receive a New Scout Packet. 

(meetings are every 2nd Saturday at 10:00 a.m. and every 4th Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. - St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, 9211 Church St.)

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

Fee is $24 for membership or $36 for membership and Boys Life Magazine.  Cost is pro-rated based on month you sign up.

**This is flat fee that BSA charges.  Troop 129 does not charge dues or fees to be a member.**

http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/524-406A.pdf

http://www.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/whole.pdf

Repeat the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Stand at attention, face the flag with the right hand over the heart and recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Headgear should be removed with the right hand and held over the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart.

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.

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, Scout Law, motto, and slogan, and the Outdoor Code.

Scout Oath
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.


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."


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

Describe the Scout badge.

The fleur-de-lis symbolizes the fact that a Scout can always point himself to the best direction in life.

The three upper petals of the fleur-de-lis stand for the three points to the Scout Oath:

  • Duty to God and Country
  • Duty to Others
  • Duty to Self.

The two stars stand for truth and knowledge.
The Eagle stands for the freedom of the United States.
The shield on the Eagle represents a Scout's readiness to defend that freedom.

The scroll is the smile on a Scout's face as he does a good turn.
The knot reminds a Scout to "Do a Good Turn Daily".

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.

http://www.scouting.org/filestore/ypt/pdf/46-015.pdf

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.