New Scouts

Scouts graduating from Cub Scouts, transfering from another Troop, or new to scouting will need to complete a Boy Scout Application form and return it to the Scout Master or Committee Chair. Once your form has been received, the scout and adults will receive a TroopTrack account to access additional information from Troop 547's website, receive email communications, and be able to track your scout's progress.

To welcome new Scouts into Troop 547, Scouts will receive a:

  • Boy Scout Handbook (If you do not already have one.)
  • neckerchief
  • Class B shirt (May be worn to Troop Meetings and scouting events in place of the Class A uniform.)
  • plastic tote (To be used for packing for camping trips.)


Scouts will be responsible to supply their own Class A uniform (see picture below). Troop 547 does not require scouts to wear the traditional scout hat, belt, pants, or socks as a part of their uniform. 



The requirements in the handbook for rank advancement may be signed off by a parent, adult leader, or older scout. Requirements for merit badges will need to be signed off by a merit badge counselor. Troop 547 does not use merit badge books. We encourage you to use https://meritbadge.org to view requirements, access worksheets, and access support resources to help your Scout earn ranks and merit badges.


A scout account will be created for each Scout to track expenses for registration and camping events, and track deposits and money earned through fundraisers. You will be able to view the balance and expenses in TroopTrack.

Meetings and events are communicated through the calendar on TroopTrack. Parents are highly encouraged to attend the monthly Parent Meeting. It takes a lot of adult volunteers to keep a great program running.

For scouts transitioning from Cub Scouts, this article helps explain the differences between Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts.