- Demonstrate how a compass works and how to orient a
map. Explain what map symbols mean.
- 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
- Since joining, have participated in five separate
troop/patrol activities (other than troop/patrol meetings), two of
which included camping overnight.
- On one of these campouts, select your patrol site and
sleep in a tent that you pitched.
- On one campout, demonstrate proper care, sharpening,
and use of the knife, saw, and ax, and describe when they should be
- Use the tools listed in requirement 2c to prepare
tinder, kindling, and fuel for a cooking fire.
- Discuss when it is appropriate to use a cooking fire
and a lightweight stove. Discuss the safety procedures for using
- Demonstrate how to light a fire and a lightweight stove.
- 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.
- 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
- Show what to do for "hurry" cases of stopped breathing,
serious bleeding, and ingested poisoning.
- Prepare a personal first aid kit to take with you on a
- 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
- Heatstroke, dehydration, hypothermia, and
- Tell what precautions must be taken for a safe swim.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- Explain the three R's of personal safety and protection.
- Demonstrate scout spirit by living the Scout Oath (Promise)
and Scout Law in your everyday life.
- Participate in a Scoutmaster conference.
- Complete your board of review.
* 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.