Second Class requirement 4 is about nature. Scouts learn to identify the signs of animals in their vicinity.
- Identify or show evidence of at least 10 kinds of wild animals (such as birds, mammals, reptiles, fish, or mollusks) found in your local area or camping location. You may show evidence by tracks, signs, or photographs you have taken.
Helps for this requirement are listed below.
Second Class Nature Requirement: 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.
Wildlife Management Troop Program Feature for Scouts BSA
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.
Backpacking Troop Program Feature
This backpacking program feature offers the opportunity to learn more about hiking and low impact camping. A Scouts BSA Troop PLC can plan a whole month of activities incorporating a backpacking theme.
Scouts BSA Second Class Rank Helps and Documents
Second Class is the rank a Scout can earn after Tenderfoot. The requirements for Second Class continue to teach the youth to the skills needed to advance in Scouts BSA.
Nature and Environment Troop Program Feature for Scouts BSA Troops
The Nature and Environment theme focuses on plants, wildlife, and how we interact with nature. The program feature includes some general information and some more specific ideas for meetings: