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The registration process may seem tedious, but when compared to the scouting experience, which your son will remember for the rest of his life, it's definitely worth it!

1. Visit one of our troop meetings on the 1ˢᵗ and/or 3ʳᵈ Monday of each month at 7:30 PM at HOC5. Talk to the Committee Chair & Membership Subcommittee Chair to get information on how to join the troop. You can also email the Membership Subcommittee for help at

2. Register with the BSA Council & Troop 485

3. Final Steps

    • Purchase the scout uniform and scout handbook. Contact Shirley Kuang ( for the class B Shirt and neckerchief, and Jiayan Wang ( for the unit number (485) patch.

    • Familiarize yourself with the T485 Handbook and this website.

    • Join the T485 Google email group. Ask your son to send your email address to his PL, so that you will be on the Patrol and Troop email lists.

    • Subscribe to the T485 Google Calendar.

    • Join the T485's and your patrol's WeChat groups.

    • Start gathering and purchasing gear for hiking, camping, and backpacking.

4. Camping Equipment

  • You can use the document here here as a basic guide for packing.

Scouting is a family activity and we encourage all parents to be involved in their Scout's development. Like anything else in life, you/your son will get as much out of Scouting as you/he put into it.

Again, welcome to Scouting!