Regardless to contrary belief, you do NOT need to have been a Cub Scout to become a Boy Scout! Also, you do NOT need to attend St John School or Parish to be a member of our Troop. Troop 491 is chartered by St. John Catholic Church. All boys in 6th Grade through high school (17 years of age) are invited to become a member of our Troop.
As of April 1, 2017, BSA's "On-Ling Registration" has begun. Although for now paper applications are still accepted, using the on-line registration is a smoother process for obtaining all the proper signatures and fees.
1. Go to "www.BeAScout.org" and click on "GET STARTED" on the top right of your screen.
2. Click on the "Boy Scouting" radio button (or Volunteering if over 18 and want to be a volunteer.)
3. Enter Zip Code "31602" then "Search."
4. Now you can click on each Scout emblem on the map to see what troop it is but I suggest you view the list of "Local Units."
5. Click on "Show Unit" under Troop 0491 St. John Catholic Church.
6. From there you can view our web site by the link "Unit Web Site," you can "Request More Information" by clicking on that tab and put in your and your son's information, or you can start the registration process by clicking on "Apply Now."
7. When you get to the "Steps to Complete your Application," start with clicking "Step 1." It does not appear to be a hyperlink but it is.
Also...Please see our Troop 491 Welcome Guide attached below.