Second Class Badge

Second Class is a rank attainable by a Scout in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), and ranks above Tenderfoot and below First Class. A Scout can work on the requirements for the Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks at the same time, but must be earn in sequence. The badge is awarded when the Scout completes requirements in the areas of Scoutcraft, physical fitness, citizenship, personal growth and Scout Spirit.

In order to receive this rank you must complete:
  1. A-Demonstrate how a compass works and how to orient a map. Explain what map symbols mean.
    B- Using a compass and a map together, take a 5-mile hike (or 10-mile by by bike) approved by your leader and your parent or guardian.
  2. A- Since joining, have participated in five separate troop/patrol activities (other than troop/patrol meetings), two of which included camping overnight.
    B- On one campout, select your patrol site and sleep in a tent that you pitched.
  3. On one campout, demonstrate proper care, sharpening, and use of the knife, saw, and ax, and describe when they should be used.
  4. Use the tools listed in requirement 2C to prepare tinder, kindling, and fuel for a cooking fire and a lightweight stove. Discuss the safety procedures for using both.
  5. Demonstrate how to light a fire and a lightweight stove.
  6. On one campout, plan and cook over an open fire one hot breakfast or lunch for yourself, selecting foods from the food pyramid. Explain the importance of good nutrition. Tell how to transport, store, and prepare the foods you selected.
  7. Participate in a flag ceremony for your school, religion institution, charted organization, community, or troop activity.
  8. Participate in an approved (minimum of one hour) service project.
  9. Identify or show evidence of at least 10 kinds of wild animals (birds, mammals, reptiles, fish, mollusks) found in your community.
  10. Show what to do for "hurry" cases of stopped breathing, serious bleeding, and internal poisoning.
  11. Prepare a personal first-aid kit to take with you on a hike.
  12. Demonstrate first aid for the following:
    -Object in the eye
    -Bite of a suspect rabid animal
    -Puncture wounds from a splinter, nail, and fishhook
    -Serious burns (second-degree)
    -Heat exhastion
    -Heatstroke, dehydration, hypothermia, and hyperventilation
  13. Tell what precautions must be taken for a safe swim.
  14. Demonstrate your ability to jump feetfirst into the 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.
  15. Demonstrate water rescue methods by reaching with your arms or leg, by reaching with a suitable object, and by throwing lines and objects. Explain why swimming rescue is possible, and explain why and how a rescue swimmer should avoid conflict with the victim.
  16. 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.
  17. Demonstrate the Scout spirit by living the Scout Oath( Promise) and Scout Law in your everyday life.
  18. Participate in a Scoutmaster conference.
  19. Complete your board of review.
  20. Demonstrate the Scout spirit by living the Scout Oath (Promise) and Scout Law in your everyday life.
  21. Participate in a Scoutmaster's conference
  22. Complete a board of review.