Second Class



 1a.  Since joining, participate in five separate troop/patrol activities, three of which include overnight camping. These five activities do not include troop or patrol meetings. On at least two of the three campouts, spend the night in a tent that you pitch or other structure that you help erect (such as a lean-to, snow cave, or tepee).


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.


 1c.  On one of these campouts, select a location for your patrol site and recommend it to your patrol leader, senior patrol leader, or troop guide. Explain what factors you should consider when choosing a patrol site and where to pitch a tent.


 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.  2b.  Use the tools listed in Tenderfoot requirement 3d to prepare  tinder, kindling, and fuel wood for a cooking fire.




2b. to demonstrate how to build a fire. Unless prohibited by local fire restrictions, light the fire. After allowing the flames to burn safely for at least two minutes, safely extinguish the flames with minimal impact to the fire site.


2c.  At an approved outdoor location and time, use the tinder, kindling, and fuel wood from Second Class requirement


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. Unless prohibited by local fire restrictions, light the stove. Describe the safety procedures for using these types  of stoves.


2e.  On one campout, plan and cook one hot breakfast or lunch, selecting foods from MyPlate or the current USDA nutritional model. Explain the importance of good nutrition. Demonstrate how to transport, store, and prepare the foods you selected.


2f.  Demonstrate tying the sheet bend knot. Describe a situation in which you would use this knot.


 2g.  Demonstrate tying the bowline knot. Describe a situation in which you would use this knot.


 3a.  Demonstrate how a compass works and how to orient a map. Use a map to point out and tell the meaning of five map symbols.


3b.  Using a compass and map together, take a 5-mile hike (or 10 miles by bike) approved by your adult leader and your parent or guardian.2


3c.  Describe some hazards or injuries that you might encounter on your hike and what you can do to help prevent them.2


 3d.  Demonstrate how to find directions during the day and at night without using a compass or an electronic device.

4.  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.


5a.  Tell what precautions must be taken for a safe swim.


 5b.  Demonstrate your ability to pass the BSA beginner test: Jump feetfirst 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.


 5c.  Demonstrate water rescue methods by reaching with your arm or leg, by reaching with a suitable object, and by throwing lines and objects.


 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.


 6a.  Demonstrate first aid for the following:  •  Object in the eye •  Bite of a warm-blooded animal •  Puncture wounds from a splinter, nail, and fishhook •  Serious burns (partial thickness, or second-degree) •  Heat exhaustion •  Shock •  Heatstroke, dehydration, hypothermia, and hyperventilation


6b.  Show what to do for “hurry” cases of stopped breathing, stroke, severe bleeding, and ingested poisoning.


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.


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.


6e.  Tell how you should respond if you come upon the scene of a  vehicular accident.


7a.  After completing Tenderfoot requirement 6c, be physically active at least 30 minutes each day for five days a week for four weeks. Keep track of your activities.