New to Scouting?
Boys are welcome to join Boy Scouts between the ages of 11 and 18 or if they have completed 5th grade, and they can join at any time during the year. Cub Scouts who earn their Arrow of Light are invited to join when they are 10 or older. While many boys join Boy Scouts from Cub Scouts, many others join with no previous scouting experience. Within a short period of time new boys are integrated into a patrol with other boys, are starting to work on advancement and are ready to join us for their first camping trip. Older boys are often concerned that other scouts of their age are much further ahead in their advancement. While that may be true, they are not by any means behind. Scouts progress at their own pace and at any age level there are likely to be scouts at several ranks. Because older scouts are more mature, with a concentrated effort and the support of their fellow scouts, they tend to advance much more quickly.
We encourage you to stop by on any Monday night at 7:00 PM (during the school year) to visit Troop 61.
Please inform a leader (through our contact page) that you would like to visit. This will ensure we are prepared and we can also set aside time so you may speak to some leaders and committee about the Troop and how to proceed if you do decide to join.
If you have chosen our Troop, we are honored. We will try to make the joining process as painless as possible.
As in anything, there are forms that need to be filled out. We need to start there. You need to fill out a Boy Scout Youth Application.
You may get an application from a Leader at a meeting or print one from the link on the Forms & Links & Documents tab.
You will then have to talk to our committee to get the information on dues and fund raisers.
We will then need a medical form filled out by the Scouts Doctor. This is so your son can go on camping trips and participate in the other activities. It can also be found on our Forms & Links & Documents tab.