Is Troop 98 For YOU?

HEY YOU!    

                                                                                    WANT TO JOIN OUR TROOP? READ THIS:

      Troop 98 is without a doubt, of the utmost epicness, it's a fact look it up. But can you handle it? THAT is the question, and if you have been asking yourself that very same question, we have news for you! You have come to the right place. This page will answer if Boy Scouts is right for you, and more so, if Troop 98 is right for you. And if you so choose that you can handle the the staggering pure awesomeness that is Troop 98, this page will also answer what you need in order to join our ranks.  

    Is BSA Right For You?
    The Boy Scouts of America organization is created to instill valuable morals into the lives of young men through the outdoors, and working together as a cohesive unit, this unit being the troop. In a troop a scout is placed in a patrol, to work more closely with his fellow scouts in activities created to work instilled morals. In the scout law, it stresses: A SCOUT IS... trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.  All 12 of those laws are lived everyday and are in every venture a troop takes together.
     So while zip-lining may be one of the many activities found in the Boy Scouts, if you do not wish to work on a greater idea, and can not see your self working with boys from ages 11-18, then BOY SCOUTS IS NOT FOR YOU. May we suggest you join an outdoor club instead?  
    If you DO believe that outdoor activities should stand for something more, than the BSA couldn't be better. If you believe in putting others before yourself, always being ready to help out, giving all the respect you would want to others, being environmentally resourceful, all while having a good time, then YES the BSA is for you.

Is Troop 98 Right For You?
    Some scouts choose that they wish to work on requirements and go through scouting primarily like they would go through school. While that is a preference, we might suggest that Troop 98 is not for you. We are a troop designed for the "doing" of scouts and demonstrating it's values through camping trips throughout many weekends over the course of the year. Now in no way does this mean we do not get the requirements done. Scouts of Troop 98 learn that the requirements come with membership and participation in our activities. Scouts in Troop 98 understand and work with all sorts of age groups, and scouts who can not seem to get along with others well, or are uncomfortable with other ages should not join our troop. Finally if scouts simply want to hang with their friends at our meetings and activities and do not want to contribute to the betterment of the troop, then we ask that he does not join Troop 98. Once again, while we invite and support close friendship in our Troop, scouts should be active instead of static at our events.  But thats enough of the "NOT".

If you are the energetic, fun addicted, kid who never seems to run out of the want to do more, then YES WE ARE FOR YOU! 
                                                                                                                                                                                                - and we say Welcome to Our Troop!

        Ok, So What Now?
   To become a boy scout there a few requirements needed to complete on your own but also with the help of the troop. You can get most of them done very easily. 
   Click here for the official BSA requirements or just read below.

         Here they are as a reference:

  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.

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.

Hold Up... What if

I am a Webelo Scout?
    If you are a Webelo scout great, you have already learned the basics behind scouting! But before a Webelo starts his career as a Boy Scout, he must first earn his Arrow of Light. If you have earned your Arrow of Light you may have already earned many of the requirements to become a scout!

 Here is the link to the requirements for earning the Arrow of Light.