A reader asks if Scout skills can only be learned at Scout events. While this is typical, if a Scout learned the skill elsewhere and can fulfill the requirement then it should be signed off.
First Class Requirement 1 - Find Directions without a Compass
Demonstrate how to find directions during the day and at night without using a compass.
This backpacking program feature offers the opportunity to learn more about hiking and low impact camping. A Boy Scout troop PLC can plan a whole month of activities incorporating a backpacking theme.
This wilderness survival program feature offers the opportunity to plan a month’s worth of troop activities with a focus on outdoor skills and survival techniques.
This science program feature offers the opportunity to plan a month’s worth of troop activities with a weather and energy theme.
A backpacking programs feature offers the opportunity to learn the skills to successfully plan and carry out a backpacking trip.
This program feature offers the opportunity to explore different aspects of leadership. This would be an especially relevant program theme if your troop youth leadership elections are approaching.
The forestry program feature offers the opportunity to introduce natural resource management and conservation in a Boy Scout troop setting.
Nylon pouch, multi-tool, miniature light, hand saw, signaling mirror, survival blanket, fire starter, waterproof matches, cotton ball fire tinder, snare wire, emergency cord, waxed thread, fishing kit, sewing kit, pocket survival guide, and rescue instructions.
Proven ideas for building strong, successful, sustainable troops that truly achieve the promise of Scouting – from meetings and outings to administration.
One of the methods for Boy Scouts is “the outdoors”. Being outdoors presents Boy Scouts with challenges and adventures. Boys enjoy the independence of getting away from home and taking care of themselves.
First Class is the third rank a Boy Scout can earn. He earns it after Second Class The requirements for First Class continue to teach the youth to the skills he needs to advance in Boy Scouting.
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 […]
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.
For First Class Requirement 1, Scouts must show how to find their way at day and night without a compass. This method only requires a watch.
First Class is earned after Second Class The requirements for First Class continue to teach the youth to the skills he needs to advance in Boy Scouting.