Information about Joining

So you're thinking you might be interested in skiing, kayaking, shooting, hiking, climbing, diving and all the rest?  

Excellent!

Troop 8 is open to boys who are close to graduating 5th grade (age 11) or older, who are willing to tackle insane outdoor adventures and live up to our scouting code.  We generally accept new members only in the spring, so that you get a summer's worth of camping with us before we hit snow camping and backpacking on skis!   Occasional exceptions are made for older boys who are transferring into the area and those who have considerable prior outdoor experience.  Troop 8 does not accept transfer scouts above First Class rank, but we'll help you find another local troop to finish your Eagle quest.

If you're a 5th grader, or an older guy looking to join, we hold a number of events throughout the fall, winter, and spring which are open to guests and possible recruits.   In the fall, these include "fun nights" like trips to Whirly Ball, visits to our troop meetings, or our guys visiting you on a cub campout.   In the winter, we'll have some events which are day trips, like joining us for a day of downhill skiing or other fun activity.    By March and April, you'll be joining us for swim nights and some meetings, and then at our "Crossover" joining campout in May you'll become a full-fledged troop member who can come on everything!    At the end of May, admissions to Troop 8 are usually "closed" until the following year.

Are you interested?  Great!   Then the first step is to let us know how to tell you about stuff.   Follow the link on the bottom right to sign up for a web account as an interested parent or scout.