These requirements were
in effect from April 1, 1999, but will be superceded on January 1, 2002.
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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, ditch, etc.)
- Since joining, have participated in ten separate troop/patrol
activities (other than troop/patrol meetings), three of which
included camping overnight.
- 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
- 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
- Identify or show evidence of at least ten kinds of
native plants found in your community.
- a. Discuss when you should and should not use lashings
- b. 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.
- c. Use lashing to make a useful camp gadget.
- a. Demonstrate tying the bowline knot and describe
several ways it can be used.
- b. Demonstrate bandages for a sprained ankle. and for
injuries on the head, the upper arm, and the collarbone.
- 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
- a. Tell what precautions must be taken for a safe trip
- b. Successfully complete the BSA
- 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 support.*
- 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
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. 33215C) (The
waivers mentioned in the footnote to items 9b and 9c do NOT require the
actions listed under that topic.)
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
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May 03, 2012
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May 02, 2013
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