Re: age for Boy Scout?
803 Ches Martin 656-2481 (CHES@CLEMSON.BITNET)
Fri, 10 Apr 1992 11:39:00 EDT
On Fri, 10 Apr 1992 09:25:00 CDT Jeannie Dixon <JD5553@PANAM.BITNET> said:
> I have a question this morning that I KNOW will bring quick answers!
> What is the age requirement to become a Boy Scout? Last year in our troop, we
> had 2 first-year Webelo dens. During the summer, the other Webelo den leader
> took his den and formed a Boy Scout Troop. I was originally told that he was
> keeping the boys as Webelos, they would just meet at the same time as the new
> It came to my attention last night that these boys are indeed Boy Scouts. The
> are the same age (5th grade, 10 and 11 years) as my soon. He now wants to kno
> why he is still a Webelo and his friends are Boy Scouts!
> I thought the boy had to have finished 5th grade to become a Boy Scout.
If any of these apply, a boy can join Boy Scouts:
1) Be 11 years old;
2) Be 10.5 years old and have completed the 5th grade; or
3) Earn the Arrow of Light.
I believe the time requirement for earning the Arrow of Light is
"...and be active in a second year Webelos program for at least
Could any of these be the case, Jeannie?
Scoutmaster, Troop 84
Blue Ridge Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City