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Second Class

Second Class scouts work on building their outdoor survival and camping skills. Compass work, animal observation, camp tools, and swimming are areas where new skills are mastered and demonstrated. A second class scout, having completed all the requirements, should be able to lead a hike, care for his own equipment, set up a campsite, and perform basic first aid.

The BSA's requirements for the rank of Second Class scout.

The Troop 584 Guidance on Second Class Rank Requirements Word Document provides boys guidance on how to successfully complete the requirements for Second Class and whether the requirements need to be completed on an outing or can be accomplished at a regular troop meeting.

Once the boy scout completes the first eleven Second Class requirements, he should contact an assistant Scoutmaster for Second Class (ASM Roster) and request a Scout Spirit discussion before arranging a Scoutmaster conference.