Boy Scout Rank Requirements

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Requirement Rank Category Code Description Chapter Page
Scout 1b Scout SCOUT SPIRIT 1b Explain what Scout spirit is. Describe some ways you have shown Scout spirit by practicing the Scout Oath, Scout Law, Scout motto, and Scout slogan. Adventure Ahead 15
Scout 1d Scout SCOUT SPIRIT 1d Describe the First Class Scout badge and tell what each part stands for. Explain the significance of the First Class Scout badge. Adventure Ahead 19
Scout 2a Scout ADVANCEMENT 2a Describe how the Scouts in the troop provide its leadership. Character and Leadership 42
Scout 2b Scout ADVANCEMENT 2b Describe the four steps of Boy Scout advancement. Awards and Advancement 414
Scout 2c Scout ADVANCEMENT 2c Describe what the Boy Scout ranks are and how they are earned. Adventure Ahead 27
Scout 2d Scout ADVANCEMENT 2d Describe what merit badges are and how they are earned. Adventure Ahead 28
Scout 3a Scout PATROL METHOD 3a Explain the patrol method. Describe the types of patrols that are used in your troop. Adventure Ahead 25
Scout 3b Scout PATROL METHOD 3b Become familiar with your patrol name, emblem, flag, and yell. Explain how these items create patrol spirit. Adventure Ahead 26
Tenderfoot 1c Tenderfoot CAMPING AND OUTDOOR ETHICS 1c Tell how you practiced the Outdoor Code on a campout or outing. Camping 223
Tenderfoot 2c Tenderfoot COOKING 2c Explain the importance of eating together as a patrol. Cooking 325
Tenderfoot 4b Tenderfoot FIRST AID AND NATURE 4b Describe common poisonous or hazardous plants; identify any that grow in your local area or campsite location. Tell how to treat for exposure to them. First Aid 127
Tenderfoot 4c Tenderfoot FIRST AID AND NATURE 4c Tell what you can do while on a campout or other outdoor activity to prevent or reduce the occurrence of injuries or exposure listed in Tenderfoot requirements 4a and 4b. First Aid 150
Tenderfoot 5a Tenderfoot HIKING 5a Explain the importance of the buddy system as it relates to your personal safety on outings and in your neighborhood. Use the buddy system while on a troop or patrol outing. Hiking 252
Tenderfoot 5b Tenderfoot HIKING 5b Describe what to do if you become lost on a hike or campout. Hiking 254
Tenderfoot 5c Tenderfoot HIKING 5c Explain the rules of safe hiking, both on the highway and cross-country, during the day and at night. Hiking 252
Tenderfoot 8 Tenderfoot LEADERSHIP 8 Describe the steps in Scouting’s Teaching EDGE method. Use the Teaching EDGE method to teach another person how to tie the square knot. Character and Leadership 38
Second Class 1b Second Class CAMPING AND OUTDOOR ETHICS 1b Explain the principles of Leave No Trace and tell how you practiced them on a campout or outing. This outing must be different from the one used for Tenderfoot requirement 1c. Camping 225
Second Class 2a Second Class COOKING AND TOOLS 2a Explain when it is appropriate to use a fire for cooking or other purposes and when it would not be appropriate to do so. Cooking 387
Second Class 2d Second Class COOKING AND TOOLS 2d Explain when it is appropriate to use a lightweight stove and when it is appropriate to use a propane stove. Set up a lightweight stove or propane stove. Light the stove, unless prohibited by local fire restrictions. Describe the safety procedures for using these types of stoves. Tools 392
Second Class 3c Second Class NAVIGATION 3c Describe some hazards or injuries that you might encounter on your hike Navigation 252
Second Class 5a Second Class AQUATICS 5a Tell what precautions must be taken for a safe swim. Aquatics 158
Second Class 5d Second Class AQUATICS 5d Explain why swimming rescues should not be attempted when a reaching or throwing rescue is possible. Explain why and how a rescue swimmer should avoid contact with the victim. Aquatics 181
Second Class 6c Second Class FIRST AID AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS 6c Tell what you can do while on a campout or hike to prevent or reduce the occurrence of the injuries listed in Second Class requirements 6a and 6b. First Aid 150
Second Class 6d Second Class FIRST AID AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS 6d Explain what to do in case of accidents that require emergency response in the home and backcountry. Explain what constitutes an emergency and what information you will need to provide to a responder. First Aid 151
Second Class 6e Second Class FIRST AID AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS 6e Tell how you should respond if you come upon the scene of a vehicular accident. First Aid 152
Second Class 8b Second Class CITIZENSHIP 8b Explain what respect is due the flag of the United States. Citizenship 56
Second Class 9a Second Class PERSONAL SAFETY AWARENESS 9a Explain the three R’s of personal safety and protection. Awards and Advancement 400
Second Class 9b Second Class PERSONAL SAFETY AWARENESS 9b Describe bullying; tell what the appropriate response is to someone who is bullying you or another person. Awards and Advancement 405
First Class 1b First Class CAMPING AND OUTDOOR ETHICS 1b Explain each of the principles of Tread Lightly! and tell how you practiced them on a campout or outing. This outing must be different from the ones used for Tenderfoot requirement 1c and Second Class requirement 1b. Camping 233
First Class 3a First Class TOOLS 3a Discuss when you should and should not use lashings. Tools 372
First Class 5c First Class NATURE 5c Describe at least three natural indicators of impending hazardous weather, the potential dangerous events that might result from such weather conditions, and the appropriate actions to take. Nature 214
First Class 5d First Class NATURE 5d Describe extreme weather conditions you might encounter in the outdoors in your local geographic area. Discuss how you would determine ahead of time the potential risk of these types of weather dangers, alternative planning considerations to avoid such risks, and how you would prepare for and respond to those weather conditions. Nature 218
First Class 6b First Class AQUATICS 6b Tell what precautions must be taken for a safe trip afloat. Aquatics 172
First Class 6d First Class AQUATICS 6d Describe proper body positioning in a watercraft, depending on the type and size of the vessel. Explain the importance of proper body position in the boat. Aquatics 176
First Class 7c First Class FIRST AID AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS 7c Tell the five most common signals of a heart attack. Explain the steps (procedures) in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). First Aid 119
First Class 7d First Class FIRST AID AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS 7d Tell what utility services exist in your home or meeting place. Describe potential hazards associated with these utilities and tell how to respond in emergency situations. First Aid 154
First Class 7f First Class FIRST AID AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS 7f Explain how to obtain potable water in an emergency. First Aid 240
First Class 10 First Class LEADERSHIP 10 Tell someone who is eligible to join Boy Scouts, or an inactive Boy Scout, about your Scouting activities. Invite him to an outing, activity, service project, or meeting. Tell him how to join, or encourage the inactive Boy Scout to become active. Share your efforts with your Scoutmaster or other adult leader. Character and Leadership
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