Boy Scout Questions

Troop Questions

Choosing the right Boy Scout troop for you is an individual decision. Troops vary in their focus and the personalities in each troop differ. You need to think about what will make scouting a fun, rewarding experience for you and then find a troop that appears to best fulfill your needs.

If you're a Webelos scout, having completed five years of Cub Scouts, you may feel that you've experienced all there is in the program. But Boy Scouts is a very different program full of new experiences. Make a commitment to try it for a year to observe the differences and then decide if you want to continue on or not.

A boy needs to visit at least one troop meeting before joining Boy Scouts. You really should visit several troops to learn the uniqueness of each. Select a troop that fits the needs of your family.

When you visit troops, try to get answers to these important questions to help you decide on a home troop:

Some additional questions to ask:

 Feb 21, 2012 - Karen
This is exactly what I was hoping to find.  I have a Star Scout and a Webelo II.  I have been trying to explain to the Webelo den leader what they should be looking for when they decide on(or if) a troop for their scout.  This is a new pack for us and I am trying not to look like a "know-it-all" but the leader is dead set on going to a "pre-packaged" troop that is nearby.  That troop has a 4-5 year track for the scout, every year pre-set.  It might seem efficient, but doesn't sound like fun to us.
Jan 16, 2013 - Fun Mom
Thank you for this very helpful info!
My son just joined scouts 6 months ago. I have been disappointed thus far; now I see why. what you have described is what I was hoping for, but unfortunately my son is not receiving. Now I know that it does exist, and I will keep looking!

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