As Scouting's founder, Sir Robert Baden-Powel believed:
Scouting is a "game with a purpose". The "game" is in
everything Scouting offers. it starts with the outdoor activities,
the rank/merit badge advancement, the "patrol" method and
leadership development. Its "purpose: is to develop young men
into leaders with strong character, good citizenship, with
physical and mental fitness.
Boy Scouts must meet the requirements listed below. We offer lots of adventures in the
great outdoors – hiking, camping, canoeing, rock climbing, spelunking, and other
great stuff! There are over 128 skills for you to master--and you can teach other Scouts
in your troop what you have learned. You advance through the Scouting ranks: Scout,
Tenderfoot, 2nd Class, 1st Class, Star, Life and Eagle. The rank badges are seen on the
left. We provide you the opportunity to work toward the coveted "Eagle Scout" rank.
You set positive goals for yourself and then follow clear routes to achieve them. The
deeds you perform will improve your life and the lives of those around you! Your
"Troop" meets every week and plans great adventures. Don't hesitate--check it out!
To join us, click on the "JOIN Troop #334" or to find another Unit, click on "Find a Unit
to Join" button, above. The requirements for Boy Scouts are at the bottom of this page.
Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of
America for young men and women who are 14 years of age OR 13
years of age and have completed the eighth grade and under 21
years of age. Venturing's purpose is to provide positive experiences
to help young people mature and to prepare them to become
responsible and caring adults. Click here to check out "Venturing".
Question: What if I want to be a Boy Scout, but I was not a Cub Scout?
Answer: You don't need to be a Cub Scout before you become a Boy Scout.
Exploring is a program for high school boys and girls. Its purpose is
to allow you to check out a career that you are interested in.
Exploring is a career-education program that allows you to learn more
about a particular career through hands-on activities led by people
who actually do this job in the "real world." Click here to check out
Cub Scouts are between the ages of 6 and 10. They are organized into "Dens" of 4
to 8 boys, based on their grade at school. Den meetings are held each week or so
and include games, crafts, hikes, outings and lots of fun. Once a month, the several
Dens, that make up the "Pack" come together for a big meeting. This is a
family-oriented event that includes food, entertainment and ceremonies. Cub Scout
advancement methodology allows the Cubs to work at their own pace. The Cub
Scout motto is: "Do Your Best" -- so, every boy is a winner!
T-334 is NOT a Cub Scout unit. However, to find a Cub Scout pack, click on the
"Find a Unit to Join" button, located above. T-334 can also assist you in finding an
appropriate pack. Do not hesitate to contact us for assistance.
OTHER SCOUTING-RELATED OPTIONS
The requirements for becoming a Boy Scout are:
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. Complete a Boy Scout application and health history signed by your parent or guardian.
3. Find a Scout troop near your home. If Troop 334 is not nearby, click the "Find a Unit to Join" button, above.
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. Turn in your Boy Scout application and health history form signed by your parent or guardian, then
participate in a Scoutmaster conference.
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