Second Class Scout Requirements


Second Class Scout Patch

NOTE: These requirements may be worked on simultaneously with those for Second Class and First Class; however these ranks must be earned in sequence.

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# Movie Requirement
1a. Quicktime Movie on Second Class Requirement #1a Demonstrate how a compass works and how to orient a map. Explain what map symbols mean.
1b. Quicktime Movie on Second Class Requirement #1b Using a compass and a map together, take a five-mile hike (or 10 miles by bike) approved by your adult leader and your parent or guardian. (Note: If you use a wheelchair or crutches, or if it is difficult for you to get around, you may substitute "trip" for "hike.")
2a. Quicktime Movie on Second Class Requirement #2a Since joining, have participated in five separate troop/patrol activities (other than troop/patrol meetings), two of which included camping overnight.
2b. Quicktime Movie on Second Class Requirement #2b On one of these campouts, select your patrol site and sleep in a tent that you pitched.
2c. Quicktime Movie on Second Class Requirement #2c On one campout, demonstrate proper care, sharpening, and use of the knife, saw, and ax, and describe when they should be used.
2d. Quicktime Movie on Second Class Requirement #2d Use the tools listed in requirement 2c to prepare tinder, kindling, and fuel for a cooking fire.
2e. Quicktime Movie on Second Class Requirement #2e Discuss when it is appropriate to use a cooking fire and a lightweight stove. Discuss the safety procedures for using both.
2f. Quicktime Movie on Second Class Requirement #2f Demonstrate how to light a fire and a lightweight stove.
2g. Quicktime Movie on Second Class Requirement #2g On one campout, plan and cook over an open fire one hot breakfast or lunch for yourself, selecting foods from the food pyramid. Explain the importance of good nutrition. Tell how to transport, store, and prepare the foods you selected.
3. Quicktime Movie on Second Class Requirement #3 Participate in a flag ceremony for your school, religious institution, chartered organization, community, or troop activity. (Flag Information)
4. Quicktime Movie on Second Class Requirement #4 Participate in an approved (minimum of one hour) service project.
5. Quicktime Movie on Second Class Requirement #5 Identify or show evidence of at least 10 kinds of wild animals (birds, mammals, reptiles, fish, mollusks) found in your community.
6a. Quicktime Movie on Second Class Requirement #6a Show what to do for "hurry" cases of stopped breathing, serious bleeding, and ingested poisoning.
6b. Quicktime Movie on Second Class Requirement #6b Prepare a personal first-aid kit to take with you on a hike.
6c. Quicktime Movie on Second Class Requirement #6c 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 (partial thickness, or second-degree)
  • Heat exhaustion
  • Shock
  • Heatstroke, dehydration, hypothermia, and hyperventilation
7a. Quicktime Movie on Second Class Requirement #7a Tell what precautions must be taken for a safe swim.
7b. Quicktime Movie on Second Class Requirement #7b 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.
7c. Quicktime Movie on Second Class Requirement #7c 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.
8a. Quicktime Movie on Second Class Requirement #8a 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.
8b. Quicktime Movie on Second Class Requirement #8b Explain the three R's of personal safety and protection.
9. Quicktime Movie on Second Class Requirement #9 Demonstrate Scout spirit by living the Scout Oath (Promise) and Scout Law in your everyday life.
10. Quicktime Movie on Second Class Requirement #10 Participate in a Scoutmaster conference.
11. Quicktime Movie on Second Class Requirement #11 Complete your board of review.

First Aid Documents

Covers All First Requirements
for Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class
and Requirement #1 for the First Aid Merit Badge

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