- Demonstrate how to find directions during the day and at night without
using a compass.
- Using a compass, complete an orienteering course that covers at least one
mile and requires measuring the height and/or width of designated items
(tree, tower, canyon, ditch, etc.).
- Since joining, have participated in ten separate troop/patrol activities
(other than troop/patrol meetings), three of which included camping
- Help plan a patrol menu for one campout -- including one breakfast,
lunch, and dinner -- that requires cooking. Tell how the menu includes
the four basic food groups and meets nutritional needs.
- Using the menu planned in requirement 4a, make a list showing the cost
and food amounts needed to feed three or more boys and secure the
- Tell which pans, utensils, and other gear will be needed to cook and
serve these meals.
- Explain the procedures to follow in the safe handling and storage of
fresh meats, dairy products, eggs, vegetables, and other perishable food
products. Tell how to properly dispose of camp garbage, cans, plastic
containers, and other rubbish.
- On one campout, serve as your patrol's cook. Supervise your
assistant(s) in using a stove or building a cooking fire. Prepare the
breakfast, lunch, and dinner planned in requirement 4a. Lead your patrol
in saying grace at the meals and supervise cleanup.
- Visit and discuss with a selected individual approved by your leader
(elected official, judge, attorney, civil servant, principal, teacher) your
Constitutional rights and obligations as a U.S. citizen.
- Identify or show evidence of at least ten kinds of native plants found in
- Discuss when you should and should not use lashings.
- Demonstrate tying the timber hitch and clove hitch and their use in
square, shear, and diagonal lashings by joining two or more poles or
- Use lashing to make a useful camp gadget.
- Demonstrate tying the bowline knot and describe several ways it can be
- Demonstrate bandages for a sprained ankle and for injuries on the
head, the upper arm, and the collarbone.
- Show how to transport by yourself, and with one other person, a person
- From a smoke-filled room
- With a sprained ankle, for at least 25 yards
- Tell the five most common signs of a heart attack. Explain the steps
(procedures) in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
- Tell what precautions must be taken for a safe trip afloat.
- Successfully complete the BSA swimmer test.*
- Demonstrate survival skills by leaping into deep water wearing clothes
(shoes, socks, swim trunks, long pants, belt, and long-sleeved shirt).
Remove shoes and socks, inflate the shirt, and show that you can float
using the shirt for support. Remove and inflate the pants for support.
Swim 50 feet using the inflated pants for support, then show how to
re-inflate the pants while using them for support.*
- With a helper and a practice victim, show a line rescue both as tender
and rescuer. (The practice victim should be approximately 30 feet from
shore in deep water.)
- Demonstrate Scout spirit by living the Scout Oath (Promise) and Scout Law
in your everyday life.
- Participate in a Scoutmaster conference.
- Complete your board of review
* This requirement may be waived by the troop committee for
medical or safety reasons.
Note: Alternative requirements for the Second Class and First Class
ranks are available for Scouts with physical or mental disabilities if they meet
the criteria listed on Alternate
Requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class Ranks.
All requirements taken from Boy Scout
Requirements, #33215E, revised 2002.
© 2002 Boy Scouts of America
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