Troop 1396 Invites You to Join Scouts!

The Adventure Begins...

 

INTERESTED IN JOINING?

Prospective Scouts and their parents are cordially invited to come to one of our Tuesday evening meetings to check out the Troop!  Webelos, come on by to experience the best Scouting program in the Lake Ridge area!  Contact: joinscouts@troop1396.org
 

REQUIREMENTS

- For boys 11-17 years of age (or age 10 if he has earned the Cub Scout Arrow of Light award, or has completed the 5th grade.)
 
- Complete a BSA youth application and medical record, signed by a parent or guardian.
 
- A boy earns the initial rank of Scout by repeating the Pledge of Allegiance, learning and promising to live by the Scout Oath, the Scout Law, the Scout Motto and Slogan, and the Outdoor Code.  He must also demonstrate the Scout sign, salute, and handshake; describe the parts of the Scout badge; and learn how to tie a square knot.
 

ADULTS

A Boy Scout Troop can't succeed without dedicated adult leaders!  Complete an adult application and health history and join your son in the adventures of Scouting!  Troop 1396 is always in need of Scoutmasters, Committee Members, Merit Badge Counselors, and parent volunteers to support outings, events and service projects.  A variety of adult training is available to help you be part of the program.  Being a "Scouter" is a rewarding, life-enriching experience and a great way to spend quality time with the boys!
 

COSTS

BSA registration & insurance is $15/year.  There is a one-time Troop startup fee of $45 which includes a Troop t-shirt, cap, neckerchief, and more.  Troop dues are just $48/year, and an optional Boy's Life magazine subscription is $12/year.  The Boy Scout Handbook is only $8.50 and uniforms, camping gear and other items can be purchased incrementally as needs arise.  Outings are "pay as you go" and very affordable.  Click here for more info on these fees.
 
Troop 1396 Scouts have the opportunity to raise money for activities through annual Christmas Tree sales that are fun, memorable and rewarding.  Many of our boys have earned enough to completely pay for summer camp through just this one fundraiser!







 
  
 
 
 
 
  
 
 

 

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes, by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

"A GAME WITH A PURPOSE"

As a parent, you want your son to grow up to be a person of worth -- a self-reliant, dependable, and caring individual.  Scouting has these same goals in mind for him.  Since 1910, the Boy Scouts of America has been weaving lifetime values into fun and educational activities designed to assist parents in strengthening character, developing good citizenship, and enhancing physical fitness in youth.  These values help your son make good decisions throughout his lifetime and give him confidence as he becomes a leader of tomorrow.

WHY SCOUTS?

Scouting offers challenging adventures that combine learning and fun while providing a lifetime of memories.

With positive role models in senior Scouts and adult Scouters, boys develop character, learn to be leaders themselves and accept responsibility.

Organizing boys into Patrols builds spirit and teamwork, and leads to life-long friendships.


Boys acquire other positive attitudes for life such as citizenship, service to others, and respect for the environment.

An outdoor-oriented program promotes mental and physical fitness.  Boys learn to "Be Prepared" and develop practical life skills:

- First Aid & Safety
- Camping & Cooking
- Hiking & Backpacking
- Knots & Lashings
- Map & Compass
- Teamwork & Leadership

ADVANCEMENT AND RECOGNITION

7 Ranks from Scout to Eagle are geared toward personal growth and leadership development

120 possible Merit Badges provide fun, knowledge and skills - sometimes leading to a career choice or hobby

Leadership positions, monthly activities and community service projects provide other opportunities for achievement

Accomplishments are formally recognized at quarterly Courts of Honor

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