Join Scouting

Boy Scouting is for boys 11 years old, or one who has completed the fifth grade or earned the Arrow of Light Award (Cub Scout Highest Award) and is at least 10 years old, but is not yet 18 years old.  There is Scouting after 18 through our Venturing program organized in Crews, Venture Scouts can still earn the Eagle along with the Ranger award.

The purpose of Boy Scouting is to help boys grow into good citizens who are strong in character and personally fit. But because they’re older, Boy Scouts have a program with more and bigger challenges than was in Cub Scouting. 

Boy Scouts work together in groups called patrols. The patrol leader is an older boy, not an adult. The Scouts in the patrol elect their patrol leader. Patrols are part of a troop. The troop has adult leaders, but their job is to give guidance and advice to the Boy Scouts and leave the Scouts run their own program. Boy Scouts have exciting outdoor activities. They go on long camping trips and long-distance hikes. They go canoeing and whitewater rafting, and almost anything they want to really. They move through the Boy Scout ranks, from Tenderfoot to Eagle Scout. They earn merit badges that show many kinds of knowledge and skills. Scouts can also earn special awards for feats of skill, such as completing a mile swim or 50 miles of hiking. – Scouting.Org



It's easy to join Boy Scouts:

1. Meet the age requirements.  Less than 10 years old you will be in Cub Scouts, we can help find you a Pack to join.

2. Find a Scout Troop.  Troop 270 is a great choice, medium sized Troop with plenty of opportunities to grow here.  You can find a Troop on Be A Scout website.

3. Fill out an application and you're in!

Contact us to now to Join Riverside Boy Scout Troop


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