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Boy Scout Troop 490
(Virginia Beach, Virginia)
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For New Parents

For over 100 years, Scouting programs instilled in youth the values found in the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Today, these values are just as relevant in helping youth grow to their full potential as they were in 1910. Scouting helps youth develop academic skills, self-confidence, ethics, leadership skills and citizenship skills that influence their adult lives.

The Boy Scouts of America Provide youth with programs and activities that allow them to:

-Try new things.

-Provide service to others.

-Build self confidence.

-Reinforce ethical standards.

While various activities and youth groups teach basic skills and promote teamwork, Scouting goes beyond that and encourages youth to achieve a deeper appreciation for service to others in their community.

Scouting provides youth with a sense that they are important as individuals. It is communicated to them that those in the Scouting family care about what happens to them, regardless of whether a game is won or lost.

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, Scouting promotes activities that lead to personal responsibility and high self-esteem. As a result, when hard decisions have to be made, peer pressure can be resisted and the right choices can be made.

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Paperwork for New Members

Annual Medical Forms

Be sure to submit completed health forms to the Scoutmaster as soon as possible.  Parts A and B should be submitted with your membership application.  Part C requires a medical examination by your doctor and is needed before participation in an event longer than 72-hours (Over three-days such as Summer Camp, Spring Break Events, etc.)

Activity Consent Form

This form will be completed prior to each event.  
Icon File Name Comment  
680-001-BSA MEDICAL FORM-ABC.pdf Annual BSA Medical Form: Parts A & B required for Weekend Events. Part C required for events over 72-hours.  
680-001-BSA MEDICAL FORM-INSTRUCTIONS.pdf BSA Medical Form Instructions  
BSA-19-673-CONSENT-FORM.pdf Activity Consent Form