Minimum age requirements –
Boys are eligible to join Boy Scouts when they turn 11 years old or they have completed fifth grade. Boys that have been Cub Scouts generally enter after their Arrow of Light ceremony in the spring of the year – the timing of the event depends on the Pack.
The Troop plans formal recruiting activities for the spring of the year for boys that are finishing fifth grade. These include an open house and campouts where Cub Scouts are invited to participate. From there, boys fall into two groups – boys that start a full-time association with the Troop in the spring, boys that are busy with sports in the spring but come to summer camp and join in the fall, and boys that start in the Fall.
In 2018, the Troop’s open house was on March 13th. 5th graders were invited to the April and May campouts and many chose to attend. These warmer-weather campouts are perfect for boys that are learning how to camp!
We have integration activities scheduled for boys no matter when or how they join. We do suggest that boys attend summer camp their first year – it gives them the chance to complete some requirements (helpful for advancement) and also bond with the boys in the Troop. Summer camp generally takes place in late July – the dates are listed in the Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan page.
Older boys and transfers
We welcome late starters and transfers any time that they are interested in attending. Our meetings are at 7:45 PM at North Shore Country Day school in the “old gym” on the south side of the facility. Contact us for more information.