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Whether you are new to Scouting, or are making the move from Webelos, joining Boy Scouts can feel a lot like you have your shoes on the wrong feet.  Everything seems new. Your fellow Scouts are much older, and it is sometimes hard to keep track of all the things you are hearing about.  Relax... this is normal and every Scout feels the same way when they first join the Troop. Try not to get frustrated, confused, or stressed out.   Just have fun!  You will get the hang of things quickly and fit right in. 

There are some things you can do to help make your transition go more smoothly. 

  • Ask lots of questions.    Find a patrol leader, any older Scout, the Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster (they do not bite) and ask away.   There is no such thing as a dumb question.
  • Get your parents involved.   Have them read the "Parents Page"  (click here), and challenge them to earn their parent's rank.
  • Get involved in your patrol.  You may be placed in a "New Scout" patrol soon after your join the troop.  This is intended to group other Scouts who may be feeling the same way you do in one group so you can learn together.   You will stay in this patrol until you are moved into another patrol a few months after you join.    The older Scouts are responsible for making you feel welcome and helping you learn to become Boy Scouts. 
  • Check the troop website often.  It has information on just about everything.   Spend time learning about merit badges and rank advancement.  You will have the chance to earn your Scout rank soon after joining the troop. Then you will begin working on your Tenderfoot rank.  Many of the requirements for Tenderfoot are also requirements for your Second Class rank, so it can go very quickly for you if you try hard.   With each rank, you will feel more and more like a veteran.  By the time you reach First Class, you will be helping new Scouts yourself.
  • Earn your first merit badge. 
  • Go on your first campout... Boy Scout campouts are usually a lot more fun than when you were in Webelos.  You get to do new and exciting things especially for Boy Scouts. 
  • Make a plan to go to Summer Camp.  There you will have a chance for even more exciting and challenging adventures. 


Remember, you are older now and you will need to take some responsibility for your Boy Scout experience.   It is up to you...

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