- Demonstrate how a compass works and how to orient a
map. Explain what map symbols mean.
- Using a compass and a map together, take a 5-mile hike
(or 10 miles by bike) approved by your adult leader and
your parent or guardian.(If you are using a wheelchair or crutches, or if it is
difficult for you to get around, you may substitute "trip" for
"hike" in this requirement.)
- Since joining, have participated in five separate
troop/patrol activities (other than troop/patrol meetings),
two of which included camping overnight.
- On one of these campouts, select your patrol site and
sleep in a tent that you pitched.
- On one campout, demonstrate proper care, sharpening,
and use of knife, saw, and ax, and describe when they
should be used.
- Use the tools listed in requirement 2c to prepare tinder,
kindling, and fuel for a cooking fire.
- Discuss when it is appropriate to use a cooking fire and a
lightweight stove. Discuss the safety precedures for using
- Demonstrate how to light a fire and a lightweight stove.
- On one campout, plan and cook over an open fire one hot
breakfast or lunch for yourself, selecting foods from the
four basic food groups. Explain the importance of good
nutrition. Tell how to transport, store, and prepare the
foods you selected.
- Participate in a flag ceremony for your school, religious
institution, chartered organization, community, or troop activity.
- Participate in an approved (minimum of 1 hour) service project.
- Identify or show evidence of at least 10 kinds of wild animals
(birds, mammals, reptiles, fish, mollusks) found in your
- Show what to do for "hurry" cases of stopped breathing,
serious bleeding, and internal poisoning.
- Prepare a personal first aid kit to take with you on a hike.
- Demonstrate first aid for the following:
- Object in the eye
- Bite of a suspected rabid animal
- Puncture wounds from a splinter, nail, and fish
- Serious burns (second degree)
- Heat exhaustion
- Heatstroke, dehydration, hypothermia, and
- Tell what precautions must be taken for a safe swim.
- Demonstrate your ability to jump feetfirst into water over
your head in depth, level off and swim 25 feet on the
surface, stop, turn sharply, resume swimming, then return
to your starting place. (This requirement may be waived by the troop
committee for medical or safety reasons.)
- Demonstrate water rescue methods by reaching with your
arm or leg, by reaching with a suitable object, and by
throwing lines and objects. Explain why swimming
rescues should not be attempted when a reaching or
throwing rescue is possible, and explain why and how a
rescue swimmer should avoid contact with the victim.
- 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.
NOTE: Alternate requirements for the Second Class rank are available
for Scouts with physical or mental disabilities if they meet the criteria
listed on page 6 of the 1995-97 Boy Scout Requirements book. No.
33218 (See article entitled: Alt. Reqs.for Tenderfoot Second Class and
First Class Ranks)