Second 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.
|The Second Class rank requirements were revised effective January 1, 2008.|
|Second Class Rank|
Second Class rank requirements
* If you use a wheelchair or crutches, or if it is difficult for you to get around, you may substitute "trip" for "hike" in requirement 1b.
| A FREE workbook for Second 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 Second 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.
- Regarding Requirement 8. Please make certain that the parents of your Scouts are fully informed about the scope and content of the material you will be using. This should be an opt-in program, if done by the Troop. Be careful not to usurp parental authority.
- 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.
1a. BSA Video - Navigation
1b. BSA Video - Navigation - Hiking Skills
2. BSA Video - Leave No Trace
3a. BSA Video - Outdoor Skills
3b. BSA Video - Campsite Selection - Tent Setup
3c. BSA Video - Knife Skills - Ax and Saw Skills
3d. BSA Video - Campfires - Campfire Building - Campfire Types - Campfire Starting - Campfire Safety - Firem'n Chit
3e & 3f. BSA Video - Food Pyramid - Campfire Safety - Backpacking Stoves
3g. BSA Video - Cooking Skills - Meal Planning - Recipes - Food Handling - Outdoor Cooking - Cooking Gear
4. BSA Video - Flag Ceremonies
5. BSA Video - Service Projects
6. Ecology Resources: 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
7. First Aid:
7a. BSA Video - Choking - Bleeding - Poisoning
7b. BSA Video - First Aid Kit
7c. BSA Video - Object in Eye - Bites and Stings - Puncture Wounds - Burns - Heat Exhaustion - Shock - Heat Stroke - Dehydration - Hypothermia - Hyperventilation
- 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
- 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
9. BSA Video
11. BSA Video - What does Scout Spirit really mean? (It's not what you do in your troop!)
12. BSA Video - Scoutmaster Conference - Explains that you don't "pass" a Scoutmaster Conference and how to appeal.
13. 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|
1-2: Camping and Outdoor Skills Awards
5: Ecology Awards
6: Emergency Preparedness Awards
|Emergency Preparedness-related awards
7 Aquatic Awards
- Skills Instruction and Videos: First Aid Skills - Swimming - Outdoor Skills - Wilderness Survival - Backpacking - Cooking - Navigation - Campfires - Clothing - Cycling Skills