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# Second Class Requirement Date Place Materials/Preparation/Notes
S1a Demonstrate how a compass works and how to orient a map. Explain what map symbols mean.     Compass with Base-plate approved by Scoutmaster (REQUIRED)

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S1b Using a compass and a map together, take a 5-mile hike (or 10 miles by bike) approved by your adult leader and your parent or guardian.     Small Backpack, Big Lunch, Quart of Water, Hiking Boots, Moleskin, Compass, "Ten Essentials"
S2a Since joining, have participated in five separate Troop/Patrol activities (other than Troop/Patrol meetings), two of which included camping overnight. Aprox. 3 per month Monthly Campout, Bottle Drives  
S2b On one of these campouts, select your Patrol site and sleep in a tent that you pitched.     One Scout per Patrol per Campout
S2c On one campout, demonstrate proper care sharpening, and use of the knife, saw, and ax, and describe when they should be used.     Axe, Saw, Files, Sharpening Stones, Sharpening Oil
S2d Use the tools listed in requirement 2c to prepare tinder, kindling, and fuel for a cooking fire.      
S2e Discuss when it is appropriate to use a cooking fire and a lightweight stove. Discuss the safety procedures for using both.      
S2f Demonstrate how to light a fire and a lightweight stove.     Fire on Tenderfoot Weekend


S2g On one campout, plan and cook over an open fire one hot breakfast or lunch for yourself, selecting foods from the four basic food groups. Explain the importance of good nutrition. Tell how to transport, store, and prepare the foods you selected.     Try to find hardwood for cooking fire.    Nutrition and food transport requires study of BSA Handbook.
S3 Participate in a flag ceremony for your school, religious institution, chartered organization, community, or Troop activity. Every Council Campout 3 Scouts per Flag Raise & Lowering Flag and Flagpole
S4 Participate in an approved (minimum of one hour) service project.      
S5 Identify or show evidence of at least ten kinds of wild animals (birds, mammals, reptiles, fish, mollusks) found in your community.   Tenderfoot Weekend  
S6a Show what to do for "hurry" cases of stopped breathing, serious bleeding, and internal poisoning.   Weekly Meeting Resusci Anne, Baby Anne, Moulage Kit, Fake Blood, Old Clothing, Activated Charcoal Suspension, Ipecac Syrup
S6b Prepare a personal first aid kit to take with you on a hike. Make at Home Weekly Meeting See BSA Handbook for Materials List
S6c Demonstrate first aid for the following: Object in the eye, Bite of a suspected rabid animal, Puncture wounds from a splinter, nail, and fishhook, Serious burns (second-degree), Heat exhaustion, Shock, Heatstroke, dehydration, hypothermia, and hyperventilation.     Moulage Burns?
S7a Tell what precautions must be taken for a safe swim.     Requires Study of BSA Handbook at Home
S7b Demonstrate your ability to jump feet first into water over your head in depth, level off and swim 25 feet on the surface, stop, turn sharply, resume swimming, then return to your starting place.     Swim trunks, towell.
S7c Demonstrate water rescue methods by reaching with your arm or leg, by reaching with a suitable object, and by throwing lines and objects. Explain why swimming rescues should not be attempted when a reaching or throwing rescue is possible, and explain why and how a rescue swimmer should avoid contact with the victim.     Rescue line.
S8 Participate in a school, community, or Troop program on the dangers of using drugs, alcohol, and tobacco and other practices that could be harmful to your health. Discuss your participation in the program with your family   Your School DARE Program  
S9 Demonstrate Scout spirit by living the Scout Oath (Promise) and Scout Law in your everyday life.   Troop Meetings Download Scout Spirit Worksheet from http://www.kudu.net/resources/spirit.htm
S10 Participate in a Scoutmaster conference.   Appointment  
S11 Complete your board of review.     Arrange with the Troop Committee






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