Advancement Record for NickF
Second Class To-Do
1a3. On at least 2 of the 3 campouts, spend the night in a tent that you helped pitch or other structure that you help erect (such as a lean-to, snow cave, or tepee).
1b. Explain the principles of Leave No Trace and tell how you practiced them on a campout or outing. This outing must be different from the one used for Tenderfoot requirement 1c.
1c1. On one of these campouts, select a location for your patrol site and recommend it to your patrol leader, senior patrol leader, or troop guide.
2a. Explain when it is appropriate to use a fire for cooking or other purposes and when it would not be appropriate to do so.
2d1. Explain when it is appropriate to use a lightweight stove and when it is appropriate to use a propane stove.
2d4. Describe the safety procedures for using these types of stoves.
2e1. On one campout, plan and cook one hot breakfast or lunch, selecting foods from MyPlate or the current USDA nutritional model. Explain the importance of good nutrition.
2e2. Demonstrate how to transport, store, and prepare the foods you selected.
2f1. Demonstrate tying the sheet bend knot.
2f2. Describe a situation in which you would use this knot.
2g1. Demonstrate tying the bowline knot.
2g2. Describe a situation in which you would use this knot.
3a3. Use a map to point out and tell the meaning of five map symbols.
3b. Using a compass and map together, take a 5-mile hike (or 10 miles by bike) approved by your adult leader and your parent or guardian.
3c. Describe some hazards or injuries that you might encounter on your hike and what you can do to help prevent them.
3d1. Demonstrate how to find directions during the day without using a compass or an electronic device.
3d2. Demonstrate how to find directions during the night without using a compass or an electronic device.
4. Identify or show evidence of at least 10 kinds of wild animals (such as birds, mammals, reptiles, fish, or mollusks) found in your local area or camping location. You may show evidence by tracks, signs, or photographs you have taken.
5a. Tell what precautions must be taken for a safe swim.
5c. Demonstrate water rescue methods by reaching with your arm or leg, by reaching with a suitable object, and by throwing lines and objects.
5d. Explain why swimming rescues should not be attempted when a reaching or throwing rescue is possible. Explain why and how a rescue swimmer should avoid contact with the victim.
6a. Demonstrate first aid for the following:
• Object in the eye
• Bite of a warm-blooded animal
• Puncture wounds from a splinter, nail, and fishhook
• Serious burns (partial thickness, or second-degree)
• Heat exhaustion
• Heatstroke, dehydration, hypothermia, and hyperventilation
6b1. Show what to do for "hurry" cases of stopped breathing, stroke, and severe bleeding.
6b2. Show what to do for "hurry" case of ingested poisoning.
6c. Tell what you can do while on a campout or hike to prevent or reduce the occurrence of the injuries listed in Second Class requirements 6a and 6b.
6d. Explain what to do in case of accidents that require emergency response in the home and backcountry. Explain what constitutes an emergency and what information you will need to provide to a responder.
6e. Tell how you should respond if you come upon the scene of a vehicular accident.
7a. After completing Tenderfoot requirement 6c, be physically active at least 30 minutes each day for five days a week for four weeks. Keep track of your activities.
7b. Share your challenges and successes in completing Second Class requirement 7a. Set a goal for continuing to include physical activity as part of your daily life and develop a plan for doing so.
7c. 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, and explain the dangers of substance addictions. Report to your Scoutmaster or other adult leader in your troop about which parts of the Scout Oath and Scout Law relate to what you learned.
8a. Participate in a flag ceremony for your school, religious institution, chartered organization, community, or Scouting activity.
8b. Explain what respect is due the flag of the United States.
8c. With your parents or guardian, decide on an amount of money that you would like to earn, based on the cost of a specific item you would like to purchase. Develop a written plan to earn the amount agreed upon and follow that plan; it is acceptable to make changes to your plan along the way. Discuss any changes made to your original plan and whether you met your goal.
8d. At a minimum of three locations, compare the cost of the item for which you are saving to determine the best place to purchase it. After completing Second Class requirement 8c, decide if you will use the amount that you earned as originally intended, save all or part of it, or use it for another purpose.
8e. Participate in two hours of service through one or more service projects approved by your Scoutmaster. Tell how your service to others relates to the Scout Oath.
9a. Explain the three R's of personal safety and protection.
9b. Describe bullying; tell what the appropriate response is to someone who is bullying you or another person.
10. Demonstrate Scout spirit by living the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Tell how you have done your duty to God and how you have lived four different points of the Scout Law (not to include those used for Tenderfoot requirement 9) in your everyday life.
[Tenderfoot covered: Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Brave]
11. While working toward the Second Class rank, and after completing Tenderfoot requirement 10, participate in a Scoutmaster conference.
12. Successfully complete your board of review for the Second Class rank.
Second Class Done
1a1. Since joining, participate in 5 separate troop/patrol activities. These 5 activities do not include troop or patrol meetings.
1a2. Since joining, participate in 3 overnight campouts.
1c2. Explain what factors you should consider when choosing a patrol site and where to pitch a tent.
2b. Use the tools listed in Tenderfoot requirement 3d to prepare tinder, kindling, and fuel wood for a cooking fire.
2c. At an approved outdoor location and time, use the tinder, kindling, and fuel wood from Second Class requirement 2b to demonstrate how to build a fire. Unless prohibited by local fire restrictions, light the fire. After allowing the flames to burn safely for at least two minutes, safely extinguish the flames with minimal impact to the fire site.
2d2. Set up a lightweight stove or propane stove.
2d3. Light the stove, unless prohibited by local fire restrictions.
3a1. Demonstrate how a compass works.
3a2. Demonstrate how to orient a map.
5b. Demonstrate your ability to pass the BSA beginner test: 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.
First Class To-Do
1a1. Since joining Boy Scouts, participate in 10 separate troop/patrol activities, at least 6 of which must be held outdoors. These 10 activities do not include troop or patrol meetings.
1a2. Since joining, participate in 3 overnight campouts, spending the night in a tent that you pitch or other structure that you help erect, such as a lean-to, snow cave, or tepee.
1b1. Explain each of the principles of Tread Lightly!
1b2. Tell how you practiced them on a campout or outing. This outing must be different from the ones used for Tenderfoot requirement 1c and Second Class requirement 1b.
2a1. Help plan a menu for one of the above campouts that includes at least one breakfast, one lunch, and one dinner, and that requires cooking at least two of the meals.
2a2. Tell how the menu includes the foods from MyPlate or the current USDA nutritional model and how it meets nutritional needs for the planned activity or campout.
2b. Using the menu planned in First Class requirement 2a, make a list showing a budget and the food amounts needed to feed three or more boys. Secure the ingredients.
2c. Show which pans, utensils, and other gear will be needed to cook and serve these meals.
2d1. Demonstrate the procedures to follow in the safe handling and storage of fresh meats, dairy products, eggs, vegetables, and other perishable food products.
2e. On one campout, serve as cook. Supervise your assistant(s) in using a stove or building a cooking fire. Prepare the breakfast, lunch, and dinner planned in First Class requirement 2a. Supervise the cleanup.
3a. Discuss when you should and should not use lashings.
3b. Demonstrate tying the timber hitch and clove hitch.
3c. Demonstrate tying the square, shear, and diagonal lashings by joining two or more poles or staves together.
3d. Use lashings to make a useful camp gadget or structure.
4a. Using a map and compass, complete an orienteering course that covers at least one mile and requires measuring the height and/or width of designated items (tree, tower, canyon, ditch, etc.).
4b. Demonstrate how to use a handheld GPS unit, GPS app on a smartphone, or other electronic navigation system. Use GPS to find your current location, a destination of your choice, and the route you will take to get there. Follow that route to arrive at your destination.
5a. Identify or show evidence of at least 10 kinds of native plants found in your local area or campsite location. You may show evidence by identifying fallen leaves or fallen fruit that you find in the field, or as part of a collection you have made, or by photographs you have taken.
5b. Identify two ways to obtain a weather forecast for an upcoming activity. Explain why weather forecasts are important when planning for an event.
5c. Describe at least three natural indicators of impending hazardous weather, the potential dangerous events that might result from such weather conditions, and the appropriate actions to take.
5d. Describe extreme weather conditions you might encounter in the outdoors in your local geographic area. Discuss how you would determine ahead of time the potential risk of these types of weather dangers, alternative planning considerations to avoid such risks, and how you would prepare for and respond to those weather conditions.
6b. Tell what precautions must be taken for a safe trip afloat.
6c. Identify the basic parts of a canoe, kayak, or other boat. Identify the parts of a paddle or an oar.
6d. Describe proper body positioning in a watercraft, depending on the type and size of the vessel. Explain the importance of proper body position in the boat.
6e. With a helper and a practice victim, show a line rescue both as tender and as rescuer. (The practice victim should be approximately 30 feet from shore in deep water.)
7a. Demonstrate bandages for a sprained ankle and for injuries on the head, the upper arm, and the collarbone.
7b1. By yourself and with a partner, show how to transport a person from a smoke-filled room.
7b2. By yourself and with a partner, show how to transport for at least 25 yards a person with a sprained ankle.
7c1. Tell the five most common signals of a heart attack.
7c2. Explain the steps (procedures) in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
7d. Tell what utility services exist in your home or meeting place. Describe potential hazards associated with these utilities and tell how to respond in emergency situations.
7e. Develop an emergency action plan for your home that includes what to do in case of fire, storm, power outage, and water outage.
7f. Explain how to obtain potable water in an emergency.
8a. After completing Second Class requirement 7a, be physically active at least 30 minutes each day for five days a week for four weeks. Keep track of your activities.
8b. Share your challenges and successes in completing First Class requirement 8a. Set a goal for continuing to include physical activity as part of your daily life.
9a. Visit and discuss with a selected individual approved by your leader (for example, an elected official, judge, attorney, civil servant, principal, or teacher) the constitutional rights and obligations of a U.S. citizen.
9b. Investigate an environmental issue affecting your community. Share what you learned about that issue with your patrol or troop. Tell what, if anything, could be done by you or your community to address the concern.
9c. On a Scouting or family outing, take note of the trash and garbage you produce. Before your next similar outing, decide how you can reduce, recycle, or repurpose what you take on that outing, and then put those plans into action. Compare your results.
9d. Participate in three hours of service through one or more service projects approved by your Scoutmaster. The project(s) must not be the same service project(s) used for Tenderfoot requirement 7b and Second Class requirement 8e. Explain how your service to others relates to the Scout Law.
10. Tell someone who is eligible to join Boy Scouts, or an inactive Boy Scout, about your Scouting activities. Invite him to an outing, activity, service project, or meeting. Tell him how to join, or encourage the inactive Boy Scout to become active. Share your efforts with your Scoutmaster or other adult leader.
11. Demonstrate Scout spirit by living the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Tell how you have done your duty to God and how you have lived four different points of the Scout Law (different from those points used for previous ranks) in your everyday life.
[Tenderfoot covered: Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Brave]
12. While working toward the First Class rank, and after completing Second Class requirement 11, participate in a Scoutmaster conference.
13. Successfully complete your board of review for the First Class rank. Successfully complete your board of review for the First Class rank.
First Class Done
2d2. Show how to properly dispose of camp garbage, cans, plastic containers, and other rubbish.
6a. Successfully complete the BSA swimmer test.
1. Be "active" in your troop for at least 4 months as a First Class Scout.
2. As a First Class Scout, demonstrate Scout spirit by living the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Tell how you have done your duty to God and how you have lived the Scout Oath and Scout Law in your everyday life.
3a. Earn 4 Eagle-required merit badges.
4. While a First Class Scout, participate in 6 hours of service through one or more service projects approved by your Scoutmaster.
5. While a Star Scout, serve actively in your troop in a position of responsibility for 4 months.
6a. With your parent or guardian, complete the exercises in the pamphlet "How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent's Guide"
6b. Earn the Cyber Chip award for your grade.
7. While a First Class Scout, participate in a Scoutmaster conference.
8. Successfully complete your board of review for the Star rank
3b. Earn 2 "other" merit badges.
For Camping merit badge: 9 nights
1. Be active in your troop for at least 6 months as a Star Scout.
2. As a Star Scout, demonstrate Scout spirit by living the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Tell how you have done your duty to God and how you have lived the Scout Law in your everyday life.
3a. Earn a total of 7 Eagle-required merit badges.
4. While a Star Scout, participate in 6 hours of service through one or more service projects approved by your Scoutmaster. At least 3 hours of this service must be conservation related.
5. While a Star Scout, serve actively in your troop for 6 months in a position of responsibility.
6. While a Star Scout, use the Teaching EDGE method to teach another Scout (preferably younger than you) the skills from 1 of 7 choices, so that he is prepared to pass those requirements to his Scoutmaster's satisfaction.
7. While a Star Scout, participate in a Scoutmaster conference
8. Successfully complete your board of review for the Life rank.
3b. Earn a total of 4 "other" merit badges.
Chess (from Star)
Wilderness Survival (from Star)
1. Be active in your troop for a period of at least six months as a Life Scout.
2. As a Life Scout, demonstrate Scout spirit by living the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Tell how you have done your duty to God, how you have lived the Scout Oath and Scout Law in your everyday life, and how your understanding of the Scout Oath and Scout Law will guide your life in the future. List on your Eagle Scout Rank Application the names of individuals who know you personally and would be willing to provide a recommendation on your behalf, including parents/guardians, religious (if not affiliated with an organized religion, then the parent or guardian provides this reference), educational, employer (if employed), and two other references.
3a. Earn a total of 13 Eagle-required merit badges.
3b. Earn a total of 8 "other" merit badges.
[need 4 more]
4. While a Life Scout, serve actively in your troop for six months in a position of responsibility.
5. While a Life Scout, plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to any religious institution, any school, or your community. (The project must benefit an organization other than the Boy Scouts of America.) A project proposal must be approved by the organization benefiting from the effort, your Scoutmaster and unit committee, and the council or district before you start. You must use the Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook, BSA publication No. 512-927, in meeting this requirement.
6. While a Life Scout, participate in a Scoutmaster conference.
7. Successfully complete your board of review for the Eagle Scout rank.
3b. Earn a total of 8 "other" merit badges.
Chess (from Star/Life)
Wilderness Survival (from Star/Life)
Theater (from Star/Life)
Fishing (from Star/Life)