These requirements were
revised effective on January 1, 2001.
NOTE: These requirements may be
worked on simultaneously with those for the Tenderfoot
and First Class ranks; however these ranks must be earned
- a. Demonstrate how a compass works and how to
orient a map. Explain what map symbols mean.
- b. 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.*
- a. Since joining, have participated in
five separate troop/patrol activities (other than
troop/patrol meetings), two of which included
- b. On one of these campouts, select
your patrol site and sleep in a tent that you
- c. On one campout, demonstrate proper
care, sharpening, and use of the knife, saw, and
ax, and describe when they should be used.
- d. Use the tools listed in requirement
2c to prepare tinder, kindling, and fuel for a
- e. Discuss when it is appropriate to
use a cooking fire and a lightweight stove.
Discuss the safety procedures for using both..
- f. Demonstrate how to light a fire and
a lightweight stove.
- g. 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
one hour) service
- Identify or show evidence of at least
ten kinds of wild animals (birds, mammals,
reptiles, fish, mollusks) found in your
- 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 a hike.
- c. Demonstrate first aid for the
- Object in the eye
- Bite of a suspected rabid animal
- Puncture wounds from a splinter, nail, and
- Serious burns (second degree)
- Heat exhaustion
- Heatstroke, dehydration, hypothermia, and
- a. Tell what precautions must be taken for a safe
- b. 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.
- c. 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
- Participate in a Scoutmaster
- Complete your board of review.
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 18th Birthday.