Boy Scouts of America

Second Class

Camping and Outdoor Ethics
1a Since joining, participate in five separate troop/patrol activities, three of which include overnight camping.
1b Explain the principles of Leave No Trace and tell how you practiced them on a campout or outing. 
1c On a campout, select a location for your patrol site. Explain what factors to consider when choosing a patrol site/ pitching a tent.
Cooking and Tools
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.
2c At an approved outdoor location and time, use the tinder, kindling, and fuel wood from 2nd Class 2b to demonstrate how to build a fire.
2d Explain when it is appropriate to use a lightweight stove or propane 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 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 a 10-mile bike ride
3c Describe some hazards or injuries that you might encounter on your hike and what you can do to help prevent them.
3d Demonstrate how to find directions during the day and at night without using a compass or electronic device.
4 Identify or show evidence of at least 10 kinds of wild animals found in your local area or camping location.
5a Tell what precautions must be taken for a safe swim.
5b Demonstrate your ability to pass the BSA beginner test.
5c Demonstrate water rescue methods. Reach with your arm or leg, by reaching with a suitable object, and by throwing lines 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.
First Aid and Emergency Preparedness
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 2nd 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.
7b Share your challenges and successes in completing 2nd 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.
7c 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, and explain the dangers of substance addictions.  Report to your Scoutmaster or other adult leader in your troop about which parts of the Scout Oath and Scout Law relate to what you learned.
8a Participate in a flag ceremony for your school, religious institution, chartered organization, community, or Scouting activity.
8b Explain what respect is due the flag of the United States
8c 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.
8d 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 2nd 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.
8e Participate in two hours of service through one or more service projects approved by your Scoutmaster.  Tell how your service to others relates to the Scout Oath.
Personal Safety Awareness
9a Explain the three R’s of personal safety and protection.
9b Describe bullying; tell what the appropriate response is to someone who is bullying you or another person.