First Class rank requirements from September 1, 1993 to January 1,
NOTE: These requirements, and those for Tenderfoot and
Second Class may be worked on
however these ranks must be earned in sequence.
- Demonstrate how to find directions during the
day and at night without using a compass.
- Using a compass, complete an orienteering course
that covers at least 1 mile and requires measuring
the height and/or width of designated items
(tree, tower, canyon, ditch, etc.)
- Since joining, have participated in ten separate
troop/patrol activities (other than troop/patrol
meetings), three of which included camping overnight.
- On one campout, serve as your patrol's cook.
Prepare a breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu that
requires cooking; secure ingredients; supervise
your assistants in fire building; and prepare the
meals. Lead your patrol in saying grace at the
meals, and supervise cleanup.
- Visit and discuss with a selected individual
approved by your leader (elected official,
judge, attorney, civil servant, principal,
teacher) your constitutional rights and
obligations as a U.S. citizen.
- Identify or show evidence of at least 10 kinds
of native plants found in your community.
- Demonstrate tying the timber hitch and the clove
hitch and their use in square, shear, and diagonal
lashings by joining two or more poles or staves
- Use lashing to make a useful camp gadget.
- Demonstrate tying the bowline (rescue) knot and
how it's used in rescues.
- Demonstrate bandages for injuries on the head,
the upper arm, and collarbone, and for a
- Show how to transport by yourself, and with one
other person, a person:
- from a smoke-filled room
- with a broken leg, for at least 25 yards.
- Tell the five most common signs of a heart attack.
Explain the steps (procedures) in cardiopulmonary
- Demonstrate your ability to swim 100 yards using
one resting stroke and two other strokes, and to
float (rest) as motionless as possible for 1 minute.*
- Demonstrate scout spirit by living the Scout Oath
(Promise) and Scout Law in your everyday life.
- Participate in a Scoutmaster conference.
* This requirement may be waived by the troop
committee for medical or safety reasons.
NOTE: Alternate requirements for the First Class rank
are available for Scouts with physical or mental
disabilities if they meet the criteria listed on
page 6 of the 1995-97 Boy Scout Requirements book.
No. 33218 (See article entitled: Alt. Reqs.for
Tenderfoot Second Class and First Class Ranks)