Eleven-Year-Old Scouts


A boy enters the Boy Scout program when he turns 11 years old. He becomes a member of the ward Scout troop but participates in a separate patrol for eleven-year-old Scouts. Eleven-year-old Scouts meet separately from the older Scouts because they are not yet part of a quorum. They can participate with the ward Boy Scout troop in occasional daytime activities as well as boards of review and courts of honor (see Scouting Handbook, 4).

The Leader of Eleven-Year-Old Scouts

Either the Primary teacher of eleven-year-old boys or another capable adult may serve as the group’s Scout leader (see Scouting Handbook, 5).

A newly called leader of the eleven-year-old Scouts should begin by prayerfully coming to understand the importance of this calling within the ward Primary and Scouting organizations and the significance this service can have in the life of a boy. This leader should:

  • Work under the direction of a member of the Primary presidency, meeting regularly to discuss the Scouting program and each boy’s progress.
  • Register as the eleven-year-old Scout leader and attend the Boy Scout troop committee meetings.
  • Attend Scout training as applicable.
  • Attend other Primary meetings as invited.
  • Encourage and help each boy achieve the Faith in God for Boys award and advance in Scouting.
  • See that the boys participate in a day camp and help plan it if requested.


The Eleven-Year-Old Scouts Program

Activity Correlation Suggestions

Basic RequirementsYour Adventure Begins, page 16
Learning and Living the Gospel
Read D&C 89. Discuss how Heavenly Father blesses us when we faithfully live the Word of Wisdom
Second Class 7c
First Class
Plan and complete your own activity that will help you
learn and live the gospel
Tenderfoot 4d, 7b, 9
Second Class 8e, 9b, 10
First Class 10, 11, and 9d
Serving Others
Plan, prepare, and serve a nutritious meal
Tenderfoot 2a, 2b, 2c
Second Class 1b, 2e, 2d
First Class 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, 2e
Service project
Tenderfoot 7b
Second Class 8a, 8e
First Class 9c, 9d
Read and discuss the parable of the good Samaritan
Tenderfoot 4a, 4d
Second Class 9b
First Class 6e, 7a, 7b, 7c
Read the twelfth article of faith. Discuss what it means to be a good citizen and
how your actions can affect others
Tenderfoot 7a, 9
Second Class 8b, 10
First Class 9a, 11
Developing Talents
Learn how to budget and save money
Second Class 8c, 8d
First Class 2b 
Make an item from wood, metal, or fabric
Tenderfoot 3d
Second Class 2c
First Class
Plan a physical fitness program
Tenderfoot 6a, 6b, 6c
Second Class 5b, 7a, 7b, 7c
First Class 8a, 8b
Learn about and practice good nutrition, good health, and
good grooming including modest dress
Tenderfoot 2a, 4c, 4d
Second Class 2e, 6a, 6b, 6d, 9a
First Class 2a, 2c, 2d, 7a, 7b, 7c
Plan and complete your own activity that will help you develop your talents
Tenderfoot 3a, 3b, 3c, 4a
Second Class 4
First Class 5a, 5b, 5c, 5d
Preparing for the Priesthood
Discuss with a parent or Primary leader how important a good education is and how it can help strengthen you as a priesthood holder in your home and family and in the Church
Tenderfoot 9
Second Class 10
First Class 11

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