Boys may join Boy Scouts to continue the scouting trail from Cub Scouts or at the age of 11. The Boy Scout program is a big change from Cub Scouting, the biggest change being that it is scout-led instead of adult led. Since much of Scouting is 'outing', boys that didn't care for the crafts and projects of Cub Scouts may be interested in camping, hiking, and the outdoors that Boy Scouts offers.
Boy Scouts is for boys aged 11 through 17. As a scout grows in skill and rank, he takes on responsibility and moves from being a learner to being a leader.
A new boy first earns the Scout badge showing that he has joined and is participating in the program. As he enjoys outings with his patrol and demonstrates his expanding skill base, he naturally gains the Tenderfoot rank, followed by Second Class and First Class ranks. At this point, a scout has learned skills enough to handle himself in the outdoors and begin teaching new scouts. Once a First Class rank is reached, the scout continues his trail by performing service deeds and earning merit badges in topics that interest him or that he has decided to explore to reach a higher rank.
The Boy Scout program puts scouts into groups called Patrols with recommended size of from 6 to 8 scouts. Patrols of scouts form a Troop which is part of a District.
Congratulations To Eagle Scout Parker Rand!
Thanks to everyone for a wonderful Joint Campout with Pack 391! We look forward to having the Webelos II Scouts joining us in March as Boy Scouts.
Wilderness Campout is set for December 13-15 at "The Farm". We'll be working with Dr. Scott on earning the Wilderness Survival merit badge.
Junior Leader Training campout is set for January.