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Boy Scouting, one of the traditional membership divisions of the BSA, is available to boys who have earned the Arrow of Light Award or have completed the fifth grade, or who are 11 through 17 years old. The program achieves the BSA's objectives of developing character, citizenship, and personal fitness qualities among youth by focusing on a vigorous program of outdoor activities. Any changes to the age requirements by the BSA will be mirrored by Troop 997.

Troop 997 also accepts transfers from other Troops as long as the transferring Scout is leaving in good standing with the previous Troop. Any Scout who has been expelled from or membership in another Troop has been canceled, will not be considered for membership in Troop 997.

The most exciting for the Scout (and challenging for the Parents) is the initial differences between Cub Scouting and Boy Scouting. Cub Scouting is an adult run program. Boy Scouting is a boy- run program with the oversight and guidance of the adult leaders.

Adult membership in Troop 997 is open to all parents of youth members, members of the sponsoring organization and any other person interested in serving the youth of the Troop.

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