These requirements were
the ones in effect until April 1, 1999, but have been superceded.
NOTE: These requirements may be worked on simultaneously with
those for the Tenderfoot and First Class ranks; however these ranks must
be earned in sequence.
- a. Demonstrate how a compass works and how to orient a map.
Explain what map symbols mean.
- b. Using a compass and a map you've drawn, take a
5-mile hike (or 10 miles by bike) approved by your adult leader and
your parent or guardian.*
- a. Since joining, have participated in five separate
troop/patrol activities (other than troop/patrol meetings), two of
which included camping overnight.
- b. On one campout, demonstrate proper care, sharpening,
and use of knife, saw, and ax.
- c. Use the tools listed above to prepare tinder,
kindling, and fuel for a cooking fire.
- d. Light the cooking fire. Assist with the meal
preparation and cleanup.
- e. On one of these campouts, select your patrol site and
sleep in a tent that you pitched.
- Participate in a flag ceremony for your school,
religious institution, chartered organization, community, or troop
- Participate in an approved (minimum of one hour) service
- a. Identify or show evidence of at least ten kinds of
wild animals (birds, mammals, reptiles, fish, mollusks) found in
- a. Show what to do for "hurry" cases of
stopped breathing, serious bleeding, and internal poisoning.
- b. Prepare a personal first aid kit to take with you on
- c. Demonstrate first aid for the following:
- Object in the eye
- Bite of a suspected rabid animal
- Puncture wounds from a splinter, nail, and fishhook
- Serious burns (second degree)
- Heat exhaustion
- Heatstroke, dehydration, hypothermia, and hyperventilation
- Tell what precautions must be taken for a safe swim. Demonstrate
your ability to swim 50 yards using two different strokes.**
- Participate in a school, community, or troop program on the
dangers of using drugs, alcohol, and tobacco, and other practices
that could be harmful to your health. Discuss your participation in
the program with your family.
- 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.
* (If you use a wheelchair or crutches, or if it is difficult for you
to get around, you may substitute "trip" for
**(This requirement may be waived by the troop committee for medical
or safety reasons.)
NOTE: Alternate Requirements
for the Second 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 11 - (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