|NOTE: These requirements, and those for Tenderfoot and Second Class may be worked on
simultaneously; however these ranks must be earned in sequence. Requirements effective
Jan 1, 2002.
- 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 overnight.
- 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 ingredients.
- Tell which pans, utensils, and other gear will be needed to cook and
serve these meals.
- Explain the procedures to follow to 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.
- One 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
- 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 your community.
- 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 staves together.
- Use lashing to make a useful camp gadget.
- Demonstrate tying the bowline knot and describe several ways it can
- 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
- 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.
- This requirement may be waived by the troop committee for medical or
- With a helper and a practice victim, show a line rescue both as
tender and as rescuer. (The practice victim should be approximately 30 feet from shore in
- 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.
requirements for the First Class rank are available for Scouts with physical or mental
disabilities if they meet the criteria listed on page 6 of the Boy Scout Requirements
book. (No. 33215)