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Second Class Requirements

1a. Demonstrate how a compass works and how to orient a map. Explain what map symbols mean.

1b. Using a compass and map together, take a 5-mile hike approved by your adult leader and parent or guardian

2a. Since Joining, have participated in 5 separate troop/patrol activities (other then meetings), two of which include overnight camping.

2b. On one of these campouts, select your patrol site and sleep in a tent you pitched.

2c. On one campout, demonstrate the proper care, sharpening, and use of the knife, saw, and ax, and describe when they should be used.

2d. Use the tools listed in requirement 2c to prepare tinder, kindling, and fuel for a cooking fire.

2e. Discuss when it is appropriate to use a cooking fire and a lightweight stove.  Discuss the safety procedures for using both.

2f. Demonstrate how to light a fire and a lightweight stove

2g. On one campout, plan and cook over and 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.

3. Participate in a flag ceremony for you school, religious institution, charted organization, community, or troop activity.

4. Participate in an approved (minimum of one hour) service project.

5. Identify or show evidence of at least ten kinds of wild animals found in your community.

6a. Show what to do for "hurry" cases of stopped breathing, serious bleeding, and internal poisoning.

6b. Prepare a first aid kit to take with you on a hike

6c. Demonstrate first aid for the following:

        Object in the eye

        Bite of a suspected rabid animal

        Puncture wounds from a splinter, nail, or fishhook

        Serious Burns

        Heat Exhaustion


        Heatstroke, dehydration, hypothermia, and hyperventilation.

7a. Tell what precautions must be taken for a safe swim.

7b. Demonstrate your ability to jump feet first 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. 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 whey and how a rescue swimmer should avoid contact with the victim.

8. Participate in a school, community, or troop program on the danger 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.

9. Demonstrate Scout spirit by living the Scout Oath and the Scout Law in your everyday life.

10. Participate in a Scoutmaster Conference.

11. Complete your board of review.


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