Activities
BECOMING A SCOUT

The Scouting program is not for everyone. Therefore, at Troop 17 we encourage interested boys to visit several troop meetings and if
possible participate in a few activities, including a camping trip before finally joining.
This will allow you and your son to meet and get to know the other boys and the adult leaders of the troop. We want you to be comfortable with
the environment, the other participants, and find out what the program is really all about. This will also allow time for him to learn and
complete the Scout joining requirements.
To join and become a Scout your son must:
•        Be 11-17, earned the Arrow of Light Award, or completed the fifth grade.
•        Submit a BSA application and health history signed by parent or guardian.
•        Repeat The Pledge Allegiance.
•        Demonstrate the Scout Sign, Salute, and Handshake.
•        Demonstrate Tying the Square Knot.
•        Understand and agree to live by the Scout Oath, Law, Motto, Slogan, and the Outdoor Code.
•        Describe the Scout Badge
•        Complete The Pamphlet exercises with his parent or guardian.
•        Participate in a Scoutmaster’s Conference.
Scout Oath
On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.
The Scout Law
A Scout is:
Trustworthy • Loyal • Helpful •
Friendly • Courteous • Kind • Obedient •
Cheerful • Thrifty • Brave • Clean • Reverent.


The Scout Motto
BE PREPARED

The Scout Slogan
DO A GOOD TURN DAILY
If you would like to become a scout and you live
in Elmhurst, Queens, New York then

Come Visit us at Our Meetings

OR
e-mail us at
troop17@troop17.com
If you would like to join a Boy Scout troop closer to your
community, go to the Boy Scout Unit Locator

Click here
If  you are between the age of 6 and 10  and  are looking for a
Cub Scout Pack in your community

Click here
WELCOME TO TROOP 17
WHAT IS BOY SCOUTING?
HOW DOES THE TROOP WORK?
BECOMING A SCOUT
THE FIRST YEAR
THE SECOND YEAR AND BEYOND
HIGH ADVENTURE PROGRAM
ADULT VOLUNTEER LEADERS
BOY JUNIOR LEADERS
COSTS OF SCOUTING
THE PARENT’S ROLE
MORE INFORMATION
VOLUNTEER SURVEY FORM
SOME FACTS ABOUT SCOUTING
FAMOUS EAGLE SCOUTS
LINKS TO OFFICIAL SCOUT WEB SITES

GREATER NEW YORK CITY COUNCILS

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA NATIONAL COUNCIL

THE GIRL SCOUT COUNCIL OF GREATER NEW YORK
Health History Form
To Join you will need to complete a Health History and a Boy Scout Application - Both are available below:
Boy Scout Application - English
Boy Scout Application - Spanish