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How to Join the Troop


Visit The Troop

It is recommended that the prospective Scout and parents visit a minimum of one or more Troop meetings and one outing.  One of these meetings should be the meeting prior to the outing since this is where final planning for the outing will take place.

Meet The Scoutmaster

Once a Scout and his parents have chosen to join Troop 270, a conference with the Scoutmaster and membership committee persons will be held.  A packet of membership materials will be given to the Scout and his parents and will be reviewed.  During this meeting the Scout, and Scout’s Parent(s) will review the roles and responsibilities of the Scout, duties of the Scout’s Parent(s) and the role of the Troop in providing a successful Scout program.  If you have not yet had a meeting with the Scoutmaster or wish to have another, please see him for an appointment.

Sign up

The Scout will fill out the new Scout application form and Troop survey, buy his uniform (some uniform parts are available through the adult quartermaster; see details under the section on Uniforms) an official Boy Scout Handbook and if desired the current, official Boy Scout Requirements book (suggested).  He will then be integrated into a Patrol of Scouts approximately his age and begin to actively participate in and support the Troop.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Rules for acceptance and participation in the program are the same for everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex or handicap.

It must be noted that as of January 1st, 2003, Boy Scouts of America is enforcing its regulations that a Scout must have a belief in God.  That stated, in order for a Scout to complete his Eagle Scout application, the section marked “Religious Reference” must be completed by either a letter obtained from said Scout’s church OR have parent or guardian write a letter to the Eagle Board of Review outlining the fact that the family has no church affiliation at the time because of [explain], but that the Scout has a belief in God thus he may be a member of the Boy Scouts of America.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 August 2012 22:45

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