The easiest way to become a boy scout is to join a patrol that has already been started. This patrol may be in a Sunday School, Boys' Brigade, Boys' Club, Young Men's Christian Association, Young Men's Hebrew Association, Young Men's Catholic Association, or any other organization to which you may belong. If there is no patrol near you, get some man interested enough to start one by giving him all the information.
A patrol consists of eight boys, one of whom becomes the patrol leader and another the assistant patrol leader.
A troop consists of three or more patrols, and the leader of the troop is called a scout master. There can be no patrols or troops of boy scouts without this scout master.