Second Class rank
lesson videos showing Outdoor Skills, and First Aid Skills plus Merit Badges, and Scout Awards links.
Troop resources include the Advancement Campout and monthly Troop Program Themes.
|The Second Class rank requirements were revised effective January 1, 2008.|
|Second Class Rank|
Second Class rank requirements
* If you use a wheelchair or crutches, or if it is difficult for you to get around, you may substitute "trip" for "hike" in requirement 1b.
NOTE: *For Varsity Scouts working on Boy Scout requirements, replace "troop" with "team” and "Scoutmaster" with "Varsity Scout Coach." The requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks may be worked on simultaneously; however, these ranks must be earned in sequence. 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.
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- "The requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks may be worked on simultaneously; however, these ranks must be earned in sequence."
- Alternate Requirements for the Second Class rank are available for Scouts with qualifying physical or mental disabilities.
- The Advancement Campout includes all of the camping, cooking, first aid, and hiking skills through First Class.
- Regarding Requirement 8. Please make certain that the parents of your Scouts are fully informed about the scope and content of the material you will be using. This should be an opt-in program, if done by the Troop. Be careful not to usurp parental authority.
- BSA Videos: The BSA Video: Skills Lessons are excellent but are large files that require Apple QuickTime.
- Most Links provide a number of resources including videos from the Outdoor Skills, Swimming Skills, and First Aid Skills.
1a. BSA Video: Compass SC1a.m4v - Navigation
1b. BSA Video: Five-mile hike SC1b.m4v - Navigation - Hiking Skills
2a. BSA Video: Five activities SC2a.m4v - Outdoor Skills
2b. BSA Video: Pitch a tent SC2b.m4v - Campsite Selection - Tent Setup
2c. BSA Video: Knife, saw, and ax SC2c.m4v - Knife Skills - Ax and Saw Skills
2d. BSA Video: Prepare a fire SC2d.m4v - Campfires - Campfire Building - Campfire Types - Campfire Starting - Campfire Safety - Firem'n Chit
2e & 2f. BSA Video: Fires and stoves SC2e.m4v - BSA Video: Light a fire and stove SC2f.m4v - Campfire Safety - Backpacking Stoves
2g. BSA Video: Cook a meal SC2g.m4v - Cooking Skills - Meal Planning - Recipes - Food Handling - Outdoor Cooking - Cooking Gear
3. BSA Video: Flag ceremony SC3.m4v - Flag Ceremonies
4. BSA Video: Service project SC4.m4v - Service Projects
5. Ecology Resources: BSA Video: Ten animals SC5.m4v
- General Resources:
- Conservation Resources: Soil and Water Conservation Merit Badge resources - Conservation and Resource Center - Leave No Trace Center - Wildlife Conservation Society
- Bird Resources: Bird Study Merit Badge resources
- Fish Resources: Fishing Merit Badge Requirement resources - American Fisheries Society
- Insect Resources: Insect Study Merit Badge resources
- Mammal Resources: Mammal Study Merit Badge resources
- Reptile & Amphibian Resources: Reptile and Amphibian Study Merit Badge resources - Frog Songs
6. First Aid:
6a. BSA Video: Hurry cases SC6a.m4v - Choking - Bleeding - Poisoning
6b. BSA Video: First-aid kit SC6b.m4v - First Aid Kit
6c. BSA Video: First-aid techniques SC6c.m4v - Object in Eye - Bites and Stings - Puncture Wounds - Burns - Heat Exhaustion - Shock - Heat Stroke - Dehydration - Hypothermia - Hyperventilation
- Your handbook is your primary reference. See First Aid Skills for step-by-step instructions and lesson video links.
- See also: First Aid Merit Badge Pamphlet - First Aid Kit - Emergency Kit - Guide to Safe Scouting - Physcial
7a. BSA Video: Safe swim SC7a.m4v - Diving (has feet-first entries as well) - Safe Swim Defense
7b. BSA Video: Swim test SC7b.m4v - Swimming Strokes - Swimming Turns
7c. BSA Video: Water rescue methods SC7c.m4v - Reach, Throw, Row, Go
- Your handbook is your primary reference. See Swimming Skills for step-by-step instructions and lesson video links.
- See also: Swimming & Lifesaving Merit Badge Pamphlets - Guide to Safe Scouting - Safe Swim Defense - Safety Afloat
8. BSA Video: Drug abuse program SC8.m4v
9. BSA Video: Scout spirit SC9.m4v - What does Scout Spirit really mean? (It's not what you do in your troop!)
10. BSA Video: Scoutmaster conference SC10.m4v - Scoutmaster Conference - Explains that you don't "pass" a Scoutmaster Conference and how to appeal.
11. BSA Video: Board of review SC11.m4v - Board of Review - What can they ask? How long can it be? Is the uniform really required? How do you appeal?
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1-2: Camping and Outdoor Skills Awards
5: Ecology Awards
6: Emergency Preparedness Awards
|Emergency Preparedness-related awards
7 Aquatic Awards
- Skills Instruction and Videos: First Aid Skills - Swimming - Outdoor Skills - Wilderness Survival - Backpacking - Cooking - Navigation - Campfires - Clothing - Cycling Skills