Boy Scout Archives: Boy Scout Second Class Rank

Second Class is the second rank a Boy Scout can earn. He earns it after Tenderfoot. The requirements for Second Class continue to teach the youth to the skills he needs to advance in Boy Scouting.

The Second Class requirements may be worked on simultaneously with the requirements for Tenderfoot and First Class; these ranks must still be earned in sequence though.


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Second Class RankSecond Class Rank Requirements for Boy Scouts  Second Class is the second rank a Boy Scout can earn. He earns it after Tenderfoot. The Second Class rank requirements for Boy Scouts continue to teach the youth to the skills he needs to advance in Boy Scouting.

 

WildlifeWildlife Management Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts  A major concern in this country is vanishing wildlife and wildlife habitat. Some of this loss comes from a lack of knowledge about the creatures of nature.

 

CampfireHow to Build a Fire Skit  Skits can be a great way to start an instruction program. They get everyone's attention focused. This is a skit I saw at a camporee, but it would also work as an introduction to a session on fire building.

 

Backpacking StoveToasted Chit Pressurized Fuel Training  Our council has a "Toasted Chit" training for pressurized fuel use. I believe this is a local requirement, but I thought the organization of the material might be helpful to anyone doing pressurized fuel instruction.

 

VolunteerTroop Service Project – Blood Drive Setup  Our troop was asked to help set up for a blood drive at our church. The only hitch - it had to be set up by 7:30 AM! Getting Scouts to arrive that early can be difficult. It's not necessarily the boys who are the hold up either. Many of the parents don't enjoy getting up that early to drive them up there. Their solution - spend the night.

 

CompassionPublic Service Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts  The focus in this program feature is citizenship and service. Younger Boy Scouts can work on flag etiquette, flag ceremonies, and their rights and duties as US Citizens. Older Scouts could work on the Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the Nation, and Citizenship in the World merit badges.

 

US FlagSimple Indoor Opening Flag Ceremony  Many of our kids have not been exposed to flag etiquette before their first flag ceremony, so take the time to give them some basic instruction. This is a very simple flag ceremony for Cub Scouts to use at Den and Pack meetings.

 

An unofficial guide to help parents, new leaders, and even scouting youth to better understand scouting goals and participate in Boy ScoutingBook Review: Beginning Boy Scouts  The subtitle is "An unofficial practical guide to Boy Scouting for parents and new leaders." And that describes the book perfectly. If you know somebody who is new to the Boy Scout program, then this would be a great resource to give them an overview of the program. Note that this book only covers the Boy Scout program, not Cub Scouts or Venturing.

 

water bottlePowdered Sports Drink Recipe  Sports drinks like Gatorade or Power Aid are designed to replenish the water and salt your body loses when you are active or exercising. You can mix up your own powdered mix to accomplish this for a fraction of the cost of purchasing these drinks by the bottle.

 

Boy Scouts of AmericaHelp for Boy Scout Early Rank Requirements  Boy Scouts working on their Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks might want to check out the early rank requirements videos from the BSA. Troop Instructors will also find these videos helpful when preparing to teach younger scouts a skill. These videos give step by step instructions for all of the requirements for these three ranks.

 

US FlagHow to Fold the US Flag  The US flag is the symbol of our country and every Scout should know how to handle it. One thing I emphasize when working with Scouts on flag etiquette is that the most important thing is respect. Scouts are going to make mistakes from time to time, but they should always do their best to be respectful.

 

Uniform and FlagBoy Scouts and Uniforms  Beth asked, "I realized once again that, as proud as he is to wear the uniform at a Scout function, he still feels uncomfortable wearing it in public. I have seen this with many other boys as well. Has anyone else noticed this trend, and what can be done? These guys are the future of our country and doing great things everyday, and yet the cool factor is just not there."

 

Friends SwimmingSafe Swim Defense  Safe Swim Defense provides the steps which a BSA unit must take to safely participate in an activity which involves swimming.

 

LifesaverWater Rescue Methods  Since I am focusing on an aquatics theme this month, I thought I'd post about water rescue methods. These are methods used to rescue someone who is in trouble in the water. You will see these methods throughout the BSA programs from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts to Venturing.

 

Swimming Merit BadgeSwimming Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  Our first year Boy Scouts almost always work on Swimming merit badge at summer camp. At our council camps, it is always integrated into the program for first year campers. This works well because the requirements for this badge overlap with the aquatics requirements for Second Class and First Class.

 

LifesaverBSA Swim Test  Pack your swimsuit on top. Those are always the instructions when packing for summer camp, because one of the first things we will have to do when we get there is the swim test. The BSA swim test is used to determine ability level so that participants can swim in an area which is appropriate for them.

 

Boy Scouts of AmericaSweet 16 of BSA Safety | Skill Level Limits  The most familiar application of skill level limits is the swim tests which are administered at summer camp. But there are other examples as well.

 

Summer CampCamp Programs for First Year Boy Scouts  Summer camp is usually the highlight of the Scouting year. It can be particularly exciting for first year Boy Scouts. It can also be a little intimidating. A program designed specifically for new Scouts will help them adjust to camp life.

 

CampfireFirem'n Chit Certification  Boy Scouts are going to build fires. That is pretty much a given. So they should be trained to use fire safely. This BSA certification provides a set of rules which can be used for training with Scouts. A pocket card is also available at your local Scout shop, to indicate that the Scout has completed the training and agrees to the rules.

 

LifesaverThe Three R's of Personal Safety and Protection  BSA requires discussion of personal safety throughout it's programs

 

Map and CompassPersonal Measurement Log for Orienteering  When you go on an orienteering course, you need to have some ways to measure things. Some of the methods used require you to have something of known length for comparison. A personal measurement log will help you with this.

 

Norman Rockwell's Boy Scout paintingBSA Methods - Uniform  Wearing a uniform identifies youth as Boy Scouts. It give them a sense of belonging to a group. The Boy Scout uniform is associated with the ideals of Scouting.

 

Forest Hike60 Hikes Within 60 Miles Book Series  We are coming up on some prime hiking season. In the spring the temperatures are mild and it isn't buggy yet. So I am reviewing my favorite hiking book - 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles. Hopefully there is one available in your area.

 

American eagle with flagService Project Ideas for Boy Scouts  Boy Scouts are required to participate service projects for Second Class, Star, and Life. Our troop encourages all Scouts to participate in service projects whether they need the hours or not.

 

US FlagThe Flag Remembers Christmas  You need to highlight the flag during this ceremony. Put a spotlight on it or have two scouts hold it up, or something like that.

 

WildlifeSecond Class Requirement 6: Identify Evidence of Wild Animals  Here is a worksheet to help Scouts keep track of what they have seen or heard. Patrol Leaders or Troop Guides can give these to Scouts who haven't completed this requirement yet to encourage them to work on it.

 

Praying handsScout Law Prayer  A Scout is Reverent. This prayer incorporates the twelve points of the Scout Law.

 

Camping EquipmentCamping Log for Boy Scouts  Camping is an essential part of the Boy Scout program and Scouts need to keep track of how much camping they have done. There is a space for this in the back of their handbook, but as a Camping merit badge counselor, I know that there are some other aspects of their campouts they need to record.

 

Leave-No-TraceBoy Scout Leave No Trace Award  Boy Scouts will complete a couple of the requirements for the Boy Scout Leave No Trace award while working their way toward Eagle Scout.

 

Norman Rockwell's Boy Scout paintingWhat Is a Board of Review?  When a Scout has completed all of the requirements for a rank, he must appear before a board of review. A board of review is NOT the same as a Scoutmaster Conference but just with more people.

 

Norman Rockwell's Boy Scout paintingWhat Is a Scoutmaster Conference?  One thing which sometimes throws new Scouts (and their parents) off guard is the Scoutmaster Conference. What in the world is a Scoutmaster Conference? Am I going to have to tie knots? What if I get nervous and forget how?!!!

 

Second Class RankHelps and Requirements for the Second Class Rank  Second Class is the second rank a Boy Scout can earn. He earns it after Tenderfoot. The requirements for Second Class continue to teach the youth to the skills he needs to advance in Boy Scouting.

 

Map and CompassMaps, Compasses, and Declination  Scouts will be interested to learn that the north indicated by their compasses is not really true north. Instead it points to the magnetic north pole, which is not fixed. The difference between true north and magnetic north is called declination.

 

US FlagA Simple Flag Retirement Ceremony  When retiring a United Stated flag, some people will say that you must do it this way or that way, but according to the Flag Code, it just needs to be done with dignity.

 

First aidKims Game with Items for a Home First Aid Kit  Kim’s game is a traditional Scouting game which was introduced by Sir Robert Baden-Powell. It is based on a game describe by Rudyard Kipling. This version of the game helps Scouts learn what should be in a home first aid kit.

 

US FlagRaising and Lowering the US Flag  With Memorial Day approaching, it might be time to review how to raise and lower the United States flag. These are some basic rules for raising and lowering the US flag.

 

First aidFirst Aid Baseball Game for Boy Scouts and Webelos  First aid baseball is a fun way to review first aid skills with Boy Scouts and Webelos. There are instructions for the game and a set of question cards included in the printable file.