Checklist for New Scouts and Parents

Here’s a checklist for New Scouts and Parents that join our Troop!

  1. Complete the Boy Scouts of America Youth Application and turn it in to our Committee Chair with a check for your annual registration fee ($45.00).
  2. Complete the Boy Scouts of America Adult Application and turn it in to our Committee Chair with your adult registration fee ($15.00). This is required if you wish to participate in troop activities or Outings. We request that at least one adult member from each family register with our Troop.
  3. Adults: complete our vehicle registration form. This is required if you will plan to drive Scouts to or from any Scouting activity.
  4. Email your Scout’s name, Scout cell phone number, home phone number, and mom+dad cell phone numbers via our Contact Form, so we can add you to our Phone Tree.
  5. Sign up your Scout’s and parents’ email addresses to our troop email news list using the form on our home page (under the “Receive Troop News” section). This is the primary means by which we announce activities, solicit signups, and convey other information to our troop outside the framework of our troop meetings.
  6. Purchase a Boy Scout Uniform. You can get them (or order your right size if they don’t have it) from the Scout Shop in Bozeman (click for map & contact info). You should purchase the Uniform Shirt, Pants, and Socks. If you like, you may substitute another pair of pants, as long as the color is olive, as part of your uniform. A cap is optional.
  7. Get your Boy Scout Handbook and Troop Neckerchief from your Scoutmaster. We may have to order these items if we don’t have a supply on hand, and it may take a few weeks.
  8. Review the Annual Calendar Overview (link from the home page on this website), as well as the detailed calendar of the coming month.
  9. Ask your Scoutmaster what Patrol you will be assigned to. He will introduce you to your Patrol Leader.
  10. Complete your Boy Scouts of America Health Form. This is required before you can participate in our outings. Note that a physical exam within the last year is required to participate in any activity greater than 72 hours in length (most of our high adventure and summer camp trips).
  11. Schedule a family (parents + Scout) meeting with the Scoutmaster, who will provide you with an orientation and overview of the troop, and who will give you the chance to ask questions.
  12. Review and discuss the tear-out pamphlet How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide with your Scout. Then, sign your initials next to that requirement on Page 17.
  13. Scouts: review the Joining Requirements in your Boy Scout Handbook on Page 17. Once you have reviewed those requirements (and read the following pages, which describes the information outlined in those requirements), review our Rank Advancement Procedures, then schedule a New Scout conference with the Scoutmaster.
  14. Parents: Learn how Scouting and Troop 676 work by reading the materials in the How Does Scouting Work? Adult & Parent Training Resources on the Resources Page.