We are almost at our max membership level. Please make reservations now if you are planning on joining our Troop!

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.

  1. 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.
  2. Find a Scout troop near your home.
  3. Complete a Boy Scout application and health history signed by your parent or guardian.
  4. Repeat the Pledge of Allegiance.
  5. Demonstrate the Scout sign, salute, and handshake.
  6. Demonstrate tying the square knot (a joining knot).
  7. Understand and agree to live by the Scout Oath or Promise, Law, motto, and slogan, and the Outdoor Code.
  8. Describe the Scout badge.
  9. 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.
  10. 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

PLEASE NOTE: Troop 363 is committed to a quality program.  We have limits to the maximum number of boys that can join our Troop (50 MAX) as decided by the Troop Committee and our Charter Organization.

Membership Fees:

New scouts to Troop 363 – $150 (first year) this includes:

  • BSA youth registration
  • Troop hat
  • Class B troop t-shirt
  • Troop neckerchief and slide
  • Shoulder loops
  • Boy Scout Handbook
  • Rank advancement & Merit badges earned

Returning Scouts to Troop 363 – $100/year includes:

  • BSA youth registration
  • Rank advancement & Merit badges earned
Troop 363 does charge fees for membership, events and trips. Council and unit fundraising will help with those costs, and will give a Scout the chance to earn the money he needs to participate in summer camp or other programs. However money should not keep a young person from enjoying the Scouting program. If you’d like more information about this please contact our Scoutmaster.