The Scout rank is the very first achievement any boy conquers. To become a scout you must be eleven years of age, or completed the fifth grade. You must find a scout troop near your home, complete a Boy Scout application form. You also have to repeat the Pledge of Allegiance, The Scout sign salute and hand shake. Next you must Under stand and agree to live by the scout oath, describe the badge, complete the pamphlet exercises and a scoutmaster conference.