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Boy Scouts of America

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Est. 1952                         La Cañada Flintridge, CA             jpltroop509.org

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New Scouts

Welcome to Boy Scouts!

If you are coming from Cub Scouts, the big differences are the scouts run the troop meetings and outings, not the adults, and there is no den leader making the arrangements for you to advance and earn awards -- instead, you choose your own level of participation in the troop, and your own rate of advancement in rank.

As with other things in life, you get out of Scouting what you put into it, so we encourage you to be active in attending troop meetings and outings, and to be proactive in doing the requirements for advancing in rank and earning merit badges.

The links on the right have information for scouts and parents.

There is no special start date for new scouts. Just come to the next troop meeting, even if you don't yet have a uniform.

Joining the Troop

The following need to be turned in to either the troop's recruitment coordinator, Melora Larson, or the Troop Committee chair, Dale Walton:

You'll need a Scout Handbook and a uniform consisting of:

Our troop does not wear the Boy Scout cap.

You will soon need a merit badge sash, so you might want to buy it now.

The troop will supply you with the troop neckerchief, a sew-on name tag and a troop t-shirt (additional t-shirts can be purchased for $15).

Note that:

Uniforms and scout supplies can be purchased at:

Parent Guide

Code of Conduct

Youth Protection

Overnight Outing Checklist