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  1. Be a boy or girl who has completed the fifth grade or is 11 years old, or has earned the Arrow of Light award but is under 18.

  2. Complete a Scouts BSA application and health history signed by your parent or guardian. 

  3. Find a scout troop near your home.

  4. Repeat the pledge of allegiance.

  5. Demonstrate the scout salute, sign, and hand shake.

  6. Demonstrate tying a square knot.

  7. Understand and agree to live by the scout oath, law, motto, slogan, and outdoor code., 

  8. Describe the scout badge.

  9. With your parent or guardian, complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse: A Parent's Guide.

  10. Participate in a Scoutmaster conference.



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