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New Members


Youth can join Scouts BSA if they are 1 of the following

  • At least age 11 but have not reached age 18

  • At least 10 years old, currently in the fifth grade and register on or after March 1st

  • At least 10 years old and have earned the Arrow of Light Award in Cub Scouts


In order for a youth to become a registered member of Troop 424, each family will need to complete the following steps:

  1. ​Complete the online Youth Application (and pay the National registration fee) by visiting the link:  Application Link

  2. Pay the Troop fee of $175 here:  Troop Fee

  3. Complete BSA Medical Form, including copy of youth’s medical card: Medical Form

  4. At least one parent/guardian must take the BSA’s online Youth Protection Training (“YPT”). The training takes approximately 90 minutes, but can be done in 15-20 minute sections. Completion Certificates must be printed and emailed to within 30 days of the youth joining.

  5. As soon as possible, purchase the uniform and handbook (see FAQ for more details)

Tips & Additional Information

  • Obtain the handbook and uniform ASAP.  

  • Review the handbook so you know what to expect throughout the year.

  • Familiarize yourself with (used for all calendar, advancement records, and communication). 

  • Participate in one of our Annual Fundraisers.

  • Be on the lookout for discounted and second-hand “gear”, including packs, sleeping bags, tents, LED lanterns, “mess kits”, etc.

  • Get involved!  We need help with fundraising, planning events, chaperones, etc.  Share an area of expertise (carpentry, fishing, etc.) as a Merit Badge Counselor.  Ideas for outings and activities are welcome!

Note: Per BSA rules, the use of alcohol and illicit drugs are banned from scouting activities. Please, no tobacco use in front of the Scouts.

Registration Checklist:


Medical Form

Registration Fee

YPT Training Certificate

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