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Boy Scout Troop GT1372
(Manassas Park, Virginia)
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Receiving the Scout Badge

As a new Scout, you can get a jump on earning your Scout Rank. 

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 the knowledge or skills you have learned to your Scoutmaster or other designated leader after joining the troop.
  • Scouts
    1a. Repeat from memory the Scout OathScout LawScout 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 signsalute, 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 knottwo 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!