Life Requirement 6 - EDGE Method

Life Boy Scout Scout BadgeWhile a Star Scout, use the EDGE method to teach a younger Scout the skills from ONE of the following seven choices, so that he is prepared to pass those requirements to his unit leader’s satisfaction.

  • Second Class – 7a and 7c (first aid)
  • Second Class – 1a (outdoor skills)
  • Second Class – 3c, 3d, 3e, and 3f (cooking/camping)
  • First Class – 8a, 8b, 8c, and 8d (first aid)
  • First Class – 1, 7a, and 7b (outdoor skills)
  • First Class – 4a, 4b, and 4d (cooking/camping)
  • Three requirements from one of the Eagle-required merit badges, as approved by your unit leader.
Badge for Life Boy Scout Rank

Life Rank Requirements for Boy Scouts

Life is the fifth rank a Boy Scout can earn. It is earned after Star. A Scout working on the rank of Life continues to develop leadership, participates in service projects, and earns merit badges. He must also share his skills by using the EDGE method to teach another Scout.

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Klutz Book of Knots

My Favorite Knot Book

This book was recommended a few years ago when I went to Cub Scout BALOO training. I am not a “knot person”. I can watch someone do a knot and repeat it, but an hour later it is forgotten.

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Knot Terminology

It is helpful to go over the terminology with Scouts before working on learning a knot. That way we have a common vocabulary to start with.

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