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Age/ Grade Requirements top join a Troop

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Please refresh my *senior* memory bank.......What are all the minimum requirements for joining a Scout Troop ?

 

On the National Eagle Scout Application the question is asked : Had you completed the 5th grade upon joining a Troop ? What's this about ?

 

Thanks,

 

Greeneagle5(This message has been edited by Greeneagle5)

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A boy must 11 years of age, completed the fifth grade or earned the Arrow of light. My son started Boy scouts at 10 becase he started school at age 5.

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That is an odd quesstion because around here it seems that Webelos cross over starting in Jan., about half way through fifth grade.

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Yes they bridge in Feb. around here but they have to have earned the AOL or they wait until they complete the fifth grade.

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Dozer gave a good answer, but it was missing an "or."

 

The following is from the most recent Boy Scout Application #28-209S (on older applications it's listed under Joining Requirements. On this one, it's listed on the inside cover under "parent information."

 

"Parent Information. Your son can be a Scout if he has completed the fifth grade, OR is 11 years old, OR has earned the Arrow of Light Award, but has not reached age 18."

 

A lot of boys turn 11 during fifth grade. I think the question referred to in the original post is simply an attempt to determine which percentage of Boy Scouts joined during fifth grade. Nothing more, nothing less.

 

DS

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