Interested in joining Troop 1789? There are just a few steps and requirements:

  1. Be a boy who is 11 years old, or one who has completed the fifth grade or earned the Arrow of Light Award and is at least 10 years old, but is not yet 18 years old.
  2. Complete a Boy Scout application and health history signed by your parent or guardian.
  3. Make a commitment to attend Tuesday evening Troop meetings and participate in activities.

Earn Your Scout Badge!

  1. Repeat the Pledge of Allegiance.
  2. Demonstrate the Scout sign, salute, and handshake.
  3. Demonstrate tying the square knot (a joining knot).
  4. Understand and agree to live by the Scout Oath or Promise, Law, motto, and slogan, and the Outdoor Code (see below).
  5. Describe the Scout badge.
  6. Complete the pamphlet exercises. With your parent or guardian, complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide.
  7. Participate in a Scoutmaster conference.

Scout Oath
On my honor I will do my best
to do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
to help other people at all times;
to keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.

Scout Law
A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.

Scout Motto
Be Prepared

Scout Slogan
Do a Good Turn Daily

Outdoor Code

 As an American I will do my best to:
Be clean in my outdoor manners,
I will treat the outdoors as a heritage. I will take care of it for myself and others. I will keep my trash and garbage out of lakes, streams, fields, woods, and roadways.
Be careful with fire,
I will prevent wildfire. I will build my fires only where they are appropriate. When I have finished using a fire, I will make sure it is cold-out. I will leave a clean fire ring, or remove all evidence of my fire.
Be considerate in the outdoors,
I will treat public and private property with respect. I will use low-impact methods of hiking and camping.
Be conservation-minded.
I will learn how to practice good conservation of soil, waters, forests, minerals, grasslands, wildlife, and energy. I will urge others to do the same.