Second Class Requirement 3 – Five Activities, Site Selection, Totin Chip, Cooking Fire, Fires and Stoves, and Camp Cooking

Second Class Badge

  • 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. Explain what factors you should consider when choosing a patrol site and where to pitch a tent.
  • Demonstrate proper care, sharpening, and use of the knife, saw, and ax, and describe when they should be used.
  • Use the tools listed in requirement 3c 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 both.
  • In an approved place and at an approved time, demonstrate how to build a fire and set up a lightweight stove. Note: Lighting the fire is not required.
  • On one campout, plan and cook one hot breakfast or lunch, selecting foods from the food pyramid. Explain the importance of good nutrition. Tell how to transport, store, and prepare the foods you selected.
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