How to Join

Welcome to Troop 24!

Registration Requirements
A potential boy scout must be 11 years old OR have completed 5th grade OR have earned the Arrow of Light Award as a Cub Scout.

Each boy joining Troop 24 must complete a Boy Scout Registration Form as well as several troop-specific forms available from our Scoutmaster.

Registration Fees
New Scouts who choose to join Troop 24 pay an initial joining fee of $45, and annual dues of $60 (crossover scouts’ first year dues have normally been paid by their Pack).

Monthly Camping and Activities
The Troop has a camping trip or other weekend activity every month
Fees are collected to cover transportation, food and use fees for camping trips and other troop activities

Trail to First Class
Troop 24 offers the Trail to First Class program for new scouts. This is a program designed for first-year Scouts who are working on fundamental scouting skills.

Chartered Organization
Riverside Presbyterian Church has been the chartered organization for Troop 24 since 1939.

Meetings
Usually Thursday evenings, 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. (occasionally Friday evening meetings are held at Riverside’s Scout Cabin)
Meeting Location: Riverside Presbyterian Church, 116 Barrypoint Road, Riverside, Illinois

Uniforms
Boy Scouts of America Class A uniforms are worn to all formal occasions (parades, Courts of Honor, Boards of Review) and weekly Scout meetings. The Scoutmaster will determine Scout and leader dress for all activities. The Scoutmaster may conduct regular uniform inspections at his/her discretion.

Class A uniform consists of the official Scout shirt with appropriate badges, a red neckerchief (Troop 24 embroidered neckerchief for 1st class and above) with a slide, long or short olive or khaki pants, and BSA belt. BSA hats are optional. Sashes are required to be worn with the Full Class A for First Class Scouts and above, except at the discretion of the Scoutmaster.

Class C uniform consists of a Troop 24 T-shirt along with any casual pants or shorts.

Parental Involvement
There are several opportunities for parents to be involved with Troop 24. Some opportunities include: Assistant Scoutmasters, Merit Badge Counselors, Troop Committee Members, and participation in monthly camping/activity events.

Youth Protection
The Boy Scouts of America offers an adult youth protection training program. Every adult associated with Troop 24, including merit badge counselors, must take this training (which is available online).