New Scouts Info
A SCOUT SHIRT (short sleeve is best)
Try Good-Will or the likes for a good used one to save money. One size larger is also a good ideas on the shirt he will need. Council Patch & Troop Numbers (715 - $3.50).
A SCOUT HANDBOOK (once again look for a good used one)
A Merit Badge Sash (after he starts earning Merit Badges, this will take a couple of months.)
What you need to know since Troop does not charge any dues, weekly or monthly fees.
The cost of rank patches, merit badges, or other awards earned is at the expense of the Scout's Family on or before the date that it is given. Troop 715 has "Scouts Accounts" set up for any money earned or given to the scout that can be used for future expenses, such as Camporees, Awards, or Summer Troop 715 Trips.
ON THE "Early Ranks" -- Scout to First Class
The family may use the Scout Handbook and help the Scout achieve the requirements.
The "Required" badges must be earned through the Troop
The "Elective" badges must be done through a Troop or Council approved person.
Ask questions to a "Uniformed" Troop 715 Leader if you have any...do not guess.