Steps To Join
Troop 431 is open to boys of all faiths, backgrounds and ethnicity. This unit embraces diversity in all forms. Troop and Boy Scouts of America policy also encourages Scouts to maintain an interest and participate actively in their own religious preference.
Steps in Joining
Experience in Cub Scouting is not required.
To become a member of the Troop the following is required:
- The boy must be must be eleven years of age or completed 5th grade to join, or is at least 10 years of age and has earned the Cub Scout Arrow of Light.
- The boy has completed and returned the Boy Scout Application.
- Parents or adult guardian have returned a Troop Resource Survey.
- Family has paid the first year’s dues.
Transferees will be accepted on the same basis as New Scouts and recognized in a simple neckerchief ceremony at the next Troop Meeting following completion of the first three steps outlined above, and a Scoutmaster conference.
It is particularly important that a transferring Scout request and obtain papers or other documents from his former Troop which will serve to certify his record of advancement, merit badge accomplishments, hiking and camping record, etc., so that proper credit can be maintained.
New Scout Induction Ceremony: The New Scout Induction Ceremony may alternatively take place after the Scout has begun regular attendance at Troop meetings but is normally held at the next scheduled Court of Honor. Parents are expected to be present for this important first step in their son’s Scouting life.