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which became effective on April 1, 1999,
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NOTE: These requirements, and those for Tenderfoot and Second Class may be worked on
simultaneously; however these ranks must be earned in sequence.
- 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,
- Since joining, have participated in ten separate troop/patrol activities (other than
troop/patrol meetings), three of which included camping overnight.
On one campout, serve as your patrol's cook. Prepare a
breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu that requires cooking; secure ingredients; supervise
your assistants in fire building; and prepare the meals. Lead your patrol in saying grace
at the meals, and supervise cleanup.
- a. 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.
- b. 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.
- c. Tell which pans, utensils, and other gear will be needed to cook
and serve these meals.
- d. 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.
- e. 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 your
- a. Discuss when you should and should not use lashings
- b. Demonstrate tying the timber hitch and
the clove hitch and their use in square,
shear, and diagonal lashings by joining two or more poles or staves together.
- c. Use lashing to make a useful camp gadget.
- a. Demonstrate tying the bowline
knot and describe several ways it can be used. how it's used in rescues.
- b. Demonstrate bandages for a sprained ankle. and for
injuries on the head, the upper arm, and the collarbone
, and for a sprained ankle.
- c. 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.
- d. Tell the five most common signs of a heart attack. Explain the steps
(procedures) in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
Demonstrate your ability to swim 100 yards
using one resting stroke and two other strokes, and to float (rest) as motionless as
possible for 1 minute. (This requirement may be waived by the troop committee for medical
or safety reasons.)
- a. Tell what precautions must be taken for a safe trip afloat.
- b. Successfully complete the BSA swimmer test.*
- c. 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 reinflate the pants while using them for
- d. 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
NOTE: Alternate Requirements for the First
Class rank are available for Scouts with physical or mental disabilities if
they meet the criteria listed in the Boy Scout Requirements book. (No. 33215B)
Please note that Requirement 12 -
(Complete your Board of Review) MAY be done AFTER the Scout' has reached age 18. All
other requirements must be completed BEFORE the Scout's 18th Birthday.