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Boy Scout Troop 1372
(Manassas Park, Virginia)
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Receiving the Scout Badge

As a new Scout, get a jump on the Scouting Badge. 

All requirements for the Scout rank must be completed as a member of a troop. If you have already completed these requirements as part of the Webelos Scouting Adventure, simply demonstrate your knowledge or skills to your Scoutmaster or other designated leader after joining the troop.
  • Scouts
    1a. Repeat from memory the Scout Oath, Scout Law, Scout motto, and Scout slogan. In your own words, explain their meaning.
    1b. Explain what Scout spirit is. Describe some ways you have shown Scout spirit by practicing the Scout Oath, Scout Law, Scout motto, and Scout slogan.
    1c. Demonstrate the Scout sign, salute, and handshake. Explain when they should be used.
    1d. Describe the First Class Scout badge and tell what each part stands for. Explain the significance of the First Class Scout badge.
    1e. Repeat from memory the Outdoor Code. In your own words, explain what the Outdoor Code means to you.
    1f. Repeat from memory the Pledge of Allegiance. In your own words, explain its meaning.
  • After attending at least one Scout troop meeting, do the following:
    2a. Describe how the Scouts in the troop provide its leadership.
    2b. Describe the four steps of Scout advancement.
    2c. Describe the ranks of Scouts and how they are earned.
    2d. Describe what merit badges are and how they are earned.
  • Patrol
    3a. Explain the patrol method. Describe the types of patrols that are used in your troop.
    3b. Become familiar with your patrol name, emblem, flag, and yell. Explain how these items create patrol spirit.
  • Knots & ropes
    4a. Show how to tie a square knot, two half-hitches, and a taut-line hitch. Explain how each knot is used.
    4b. Show the proper care of a rope by learning how to whip and fuse the ends of different kinds of rope.
  • Demonstrate your knowledge of pocketknife safety.
  • With your parent or guardian, complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide and earn the Cyber Chip Award for your grade.[1]
  • Since joining the troop and while working on Scout rank, participate in a Scoutmaster conference.

Complete these and you will receive your Scout Badge!
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BSA-How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse - A Parent’s Guide.pdf How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse  
Scout_rank.pdf Scout Rank Worksheet January 2018  

Tenderfoot to First Class

Interesting set of work sheets from on-line scouting source--PLEASE check to ensure these are current and complete.  These work sheets are a great way to jumpstart your next rank advancement.

Pick a topic, event, or activity that sparks your interest and have fun!! Remember, you can always "work ahead" on your advancement--check out our Troop Calendar to see the monthly theme, upcoming merit badge, or other events.  

We need your feedback, so if there is an activity or event we need to include--please reach out to your Patrol or Adult Leaders!!
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First_Class_rank.pdf First Class Workbook January 2018  
Second_Class_rank.pdf Second Class Workbook January 2018  
Tenderfoot_rank.pdf Tenderfoot Workbook January 2018  

Conducting a Board of Review

After a Scout has completed the requirements for any rank or Eagle Palm, he appears before a board of review. Its purpose is to determine the quality of his experience and to also encourage him to continue the quest for the next rank or Palm. Troop 1372 hosts a monthly board of review, to assure Scouts are not delayed in beginning time-oriented requirements for the next rank. Attached is A Guide to Conducting Boards of Review, dated October 2014.

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A Guide for Conducting a Board of Review v4 pdf.pdf