If you decide to join the Troop, you will need:
1. Get Registered with the Troop
A. Unregistered Youth and Adults - If you are NOT already registered with a Pack or Troop, then submit an online application:
B. Registered Youth - If you ARE a registered with a Pack or Troop, then have your unit leader log into my.scouting.org and transfer you to Troop 61 (National Capital Area Council). If you or your parent have a my.scouting.org account you may be able to do this yourself.
C. Registered Adults
Log into my.scouting.org, then select "My Application" and then "Transfer" and select Troop 61
Scout Uniform and Handbook
Visit the Scout Shop at 9190 Rockville Pike in Bethesda (at Cedar Lane) and purchase the following (about $100 in total):
- Scout Handbook
- Shirt (most boys have short sleeve)
- Pants (most boys get the one you can zip off into shorts)
- Shoulder epaulettes
The Troop will provide you with all of your patches (Council, World crest, Troop number, Patrol) and at his first campout, your son will be presented with a neckerchief and slide.
Annual Health and Medical Form (see forms on the menu to the left)
We charge $400 for the year (2023-2024). Pay online at https://boy-scout-troop61.square.site/
For more information, see http://www.dctroop.org/index.php/about-the-troop