First Class rank
lesson videos showing Outdoor Skills, and First Aid Skills plus Merit Badges, and Scout Awards links.
Troop resources include the Advancement Campout and monthly Troop Program Themes.
|First Class Rank|
First Class rank requirements
|The First Class rank requirements were revised effective January 1, 2008.|
| A FREE workbook for First Class rank is available here! |
with the maps, charts, links, diagrams, and checklists you need!
|meritbadge.org has PDF and DOC versions of|
Boy Scout merit badge workbooks,
Webelos workbooks, and Cub Scout workbooks.
- "The requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks may be worked on simultaneously; however, these ranks must be earned in sequence."
- Alternate Requirements for the First Class rank are available for Scouts with qualifying physical or mental disabilities.
- The Advancement Campout includes all of the camping, cooking, first aid, and hiking skills through First Class.
- BSA Videos: The BSA Video: Skills Lessons are excellent but are large files that require Apple QuickTime.
- Most Links provide a number of resources including videos from the Outdoor Skills, Swimming Skills, and First Aid Skills.
1. BSA Video - Navigation - Navigation Without a Compass
2. BSA Video - Navigation - Navigation Without a Compass
3. BSA Video - Outdoor Skills
4a. BSA Video - Cooking Skills - Food Pyramid - Meal Planning - Recipes - Outdoor Cooking - Cooking Gear
4b. BSA Video - The Menu Planning is in the First Class rank Worksheet.
4c. BSA Video - The Gear Planning is in the First Class rank Worksheet.
4d. BSA Video - Food Handling
4e. BSA Video
5. BSA Video
6. BSA Video
- General Resources:
- Conservation Resources: Soil and Water Conservation Merit Badge resources - Conservation and Resource Center - Leave No Trace Center - Wildlife Conservation Society
- Bird Resources: Bird Study Merit Badge resources
- Fish Resources: Fishing Merit Badge Requirement resources - American Fisheries Society
- Insect Resources: Insect Study Merit Badge resources
- Mammal Resources: Mammal Study Merit Badge resources
- Reptile & Amphibian Resources: Reptile and Amphibian Study Merit Badge resources - Frog Songs
7a. BSA Video
7b. BSA Video - Timber Hitch - Clove Hitch - Square Lashing - Shear Lashing - Diagonal Lashing
7c. BSA Video
8a. BSA Video - Bowline
8b. BSA Video - Sprains
8c. BSA Video - Transporting an Injured Person
8d. BSA Video - Heart Attack - CPR
- Your handbook is your primary reference. See First Aid Skills for step-by-step instructions and lesson video links.
- See also: First Aid Merit Badge Pamphlet - First Aid Kit - Emergency Kit - Guide to Safe Scouting - Physcial
9a. BSA Video - Safety Afloat 9b. BSA Video - BSA Swim Test: Diving also has the feetfirst jump in - Sidestroke - Breaststroke - Trudgen Crawl - Backstroke - Swimming Turns - Floating
9c. BSA Video - Reach, Throw, Row, Go
- Your handbook is your primary reference. See Swimming Skills for step-by-step instructions and lesson video links.
- See also: Swimming & Lifesaving Merit Badge Pamphlets - Guide to Safe Scouting - Safe Swim Defense - Safety Afloat
10. BSA Video - What does Scout Spirit really mean? (It's not what you do in your troop!)
11. BSA Video
12. BSA: Bullying Prevention and Intervention Tips for Scout Leaders and Parents
13. BSA Video - Scoutmaster Conference - Explains that you don't "pass" a Scoutmaster Conference and how to appeal.
14. BSA Video - Board of Review - What can they ask? How long can it be? Is the uniform really required? How do you appeal?
|Boy Scout portal|
|Varsity Scout portal|
|Personal development-related awards
|Emergency Preparedness-related awards
- Skills Instruction and Videos: First Aid Skills - Swimming - Outdoor Skills - Wilderness Survival - Backpacking - Cooking - Navigation - Campfires - Clothing - Cycling Skills