This page will document the requirements for Second-Class Rank. Items that are already signed off in my Scout Book Handbook will not be documented here. I will use this page to capture items that need additional documentation.
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.
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.
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.
Tell what precautions must be taken for a safe swim.
According to the BSA Aquatic Safety Guidelines, the following should be considered for safe swimming:
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.
You should not attempt to save a drowning victim by reaching when a throwing rescue is possible because the swimmer in danger can harm or drown the rescuer. Someone that is drowning is in a state of fight or flight and/or panic. In this state, the victim may unintentionally grab onto someone nearby and push them under water to save themself.
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.
Share your challenges and successes in completing Second Class requirement 7a. Set a goal for continuing to include physical activity as part of your daily life and develop a plan for doing so.
Some challenges I found trying to stay active each day include forgetting to be active, bad weather outside, and dealing with being sick.
Section 8a 🇺🇸
Participate in a flag ceremony for your school, religious institution, chartered organization, community, or Scouting activity.
I participated in the flag ceremony at the Troop 56 Court of Honor on Feb 14, 2022
Section 8b 🇺🇸
Explain what respect is due the flag of the United States.
The flag of the United States deserve respect in the following ways
With your parents or guardian, decide on an amount of money that you would like to earn, based on the cost of a specific item you would like to purchase. Develop a written plan to earn the amount agreed upon and follow that plan; it is acceptable to make changes to your plan along the way. Discuss any changes made to your original plan and whether you met your goal.
I wanted to purchase an arcade cabinet with classic Namco games. This is an expensive game cabinet that costs $450. I wanted this for my birthday, but it was too expensive for a gift.
At a minimum of three locations, compare the cost of the item for which you are saving to determine the best place to purchase it. After completing Second Class requirement 8c, decide if you will use the amount that you earned as originally intended, save all or part of it, or use it for another purpose.
Mentioned above, the arcade cabinet was very hard to find. We looked for the game at Wal-Mart, Academy Sports, Best Buy, and Arcade 1up Website.
Demonstrate Scout spirit by living the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Tell how you have done your duty to God and how you have lived four different points of the Scout Law (not to include those used for Tenderfoot requirement 9) in your everyday life.
Friendly - I like to talk to a lot of different people. I will go out of my way to make new friends when I see someone I don't know.