A Youth Application MUST be filled out and returned immediately after the Scout joins the troop. These are available in digital format on the Downloads page or in print at the Scout Lodge. This form is required even if the Scout is crossing over from Cub Scouts.
When you join, you will need a tan Boy Scout Uniform shirt. Do not purchase epaulets (Shoulder Loops), a neckerchief, slide, or Boy Scout hat. The neckerchief, slide and epaulets will be provided by the troop. Our troop uniform's hat is the Camp Yawgoog Hat, received when the scout goes to Summer Camp with the troop for a week in August.
If you are crossing over from Cub Scouts: You will need to purchase green “387” numerals. All other Cub Scout insignia, pins, shoulder loops, etc. should be removed from the shirt except for the Arrow of Light.
If you are new to Scouting: You will need to purchase green “387” numerals, a Connecticut Rivers Council shoulder patch, and World Crest emblem.It is also strongly recommended that you purchase BSA Uniform pants and socks.
You will have two uniforms- Your Class A uniform, which is your button-down tan uniform shirt, and a Class B Uniform, which is a T-Shirt with the logo on the top of the page on it. They are ordered every year before Summer Camp. During the summer, Class B uniforms are worn instead of Class A uniforms to meetings. The link below will take you to a PDF file with the expectations for the Class A uniform and placement guide for patches and insignia.
Uniforms, books, etc. can be purchased online at scoutstuff.org or at a local Scout Shop, located at:Connecticut Rivers Council, BSA
or at:Crystal's Personal Touch
You will also need a Boy Scout handbook, which you will need to bring to meetings and campouts. You will need THE SAME BOOK all through Boy Scouts– DON'T LOSE IT, and make sure to put your name in it. Also, to prevent the book from falling apart, a book cover is recommended, available at any Scout Shop or at scoutstuff.org.
Although it is not necessary that scouts attend every meeting, attendance at meetings is important for them to get to know other scouts and the adult leadership of the troop. Meetings are also where planning for events and campouts takes place and where the opportunity to learn skills and advancement is on a regular basis. That being said, school comes before scouts, so missing a meeting due to a school event or homework is understandable.
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