Paul H. Brown (phbrown@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Wed, 5 Apr 1995 07:56:14 -0400
I've received a number of requests for this via e-mail. I think it'll
save bandwidth if I just send it to the whole group at once.
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Date: Mon, 03 Apr 95 11:19:05 EST
BSA Advancement list -- For getting all new scouts to 1st
Class in less than 1 year.
Please note -- Although these things are in numeric order, they do not have to
be done in the order I have placed them. I encourage the changing of ideas of
how to complete the requirements. If you can think of a better way to complete
the requirement, use it and let me know about it so I can update this list.
If a scout achieves the rank of 1st Class in less than 1 year, there is an
award available. The information about the award is at the END of this list.
Please note - When printing, DOUBLE SPACE for easier reading.
Created by Harold Stein for my Woodbadge ticket.
T- Tenderfoot S- 2nd class F- 1st Class
1. When the new scouts join troop and attend 1st patrol
meeting, the TG/PL can sign off T7. (patrol name,yell
Req. Covered -- T7
2. New scout must attend scout camp at least once in their
first year of scouting. Either the summer before they
enter the troop or the summer after. The scouts who
attend the summer before must attend the first year
program. S7 and part of F9 are covered by the swim tag
Req. Covered -- S7, part of F9 (scouts who attended scout
3. 1 day trip to your local park before the 1st camp-out
(usually Sept) - to show new scouts how to set up and
take down tents. At the same time a few knots and
lashings can be taught to them. If time allows, do the
exercises for T9a. To cover the camp gadget
requirement, have scouts use the lashings to make a
chin-up bar. Also show the scout the poisonous and
regular local plants --Poison Ivy is a must. For the
poisonous plants, tell how to treat for exposure. If
wanted, (and allowed by park) bring in supplies for
making a hot lunch on the site. All new scouts must
help cook and clean up.
Req. covered -- T9a, T3a+b, T10, S2d, F6
4. Repeat T9a 1 month after day trip.
Req. covered -- T9b
5. At troop meeting - go over requirements dealing with 1st
aid as a lecture. The information in req T11a+b, and
S6a+c F8a,b,c+d should be able to make 1 long lecture.
Hold a competition on the skills. First aid Mb should
Req. covered -- T11a+b, S6a+c, F8a,b,c+d.
6. At patrol meetings, PL/TG can go over/discuss T4, T5, T6,
T8 with the new scouts.
Req. covered -- T4, T5, T6, T8
7. Attend Sept. camp-out (if joined after Sept. do skills at
first opportunity) Teach all scouts who need it Tot-n-
Chip and Fire-n-Chip.
Req. Covered -- T1, T2, S2b, S2c, S2e
All of the Requirements for Tenderfoot have been covered in
the above list. All the scout needs to do is show scout
spirit, Sm conference, and Board of Review.
8. Scout must attend 2 more camp-outs.
Req. covered -- S2a, F3.
9. At patrol meeting(s), the PL/TG can discuss requirements
S1a, S5, S6b. Note S6b must be taken on the next
possible hike. (The hike required by S1b counts.)
Req. covered -- S1a, S5, S6b (to signed on hike (S6b only))
10. A troop trip of a day hike using a compass and a map
covers the requirement for S1b.
Req Covered -- S1b.
11. At as many as needed troop meetings, the new scout
patrol (Brat Patrol) will do the openings and closing
until all of the scouts have a chance to take part in 1
opening and 1 closing.
Req. Covered -- S3.
12. Troop must hold a service project and new scout must
serve for at least one hour on this project.
Req. Covered -- S4.
13. On the assumption that the scout participate in a drug
awareness program in school they can be signed off for
the requirement in S8. If this is not occurring in
schools, have a guest speaker/one of the adults do a
lecture with the scouts about the items listed in S8.
An option that can be decided by the troop is to do
Req. Covered -- S8.
14. Hold a troop drowning (Troop swim) over at the local
public pool/swimming hole. The Brat patrol and
other under 2nd class scouts can do the swimming
required for S7 and for F9. Scouts must use buddy
system at all times.
Req. Covered -- S7, F9.
All of the requirements for Second Class have been
covered in the above list. All the scout needs to do is show
scout spirit, Sm conference, and Board of Review.
15. At patrol meeting(s), PL/TG can go over the requirements
for F1, F7a, F8a.
Req. Covered -- F1, F7a, F8a.
16. At a troop meeting, a lecture can be on the knots
required by F7a, T3b, F8a.
Req Covered -- F7a, T3b, F8a.
17. On a camp-out, the scouts/patrol can cover the
requirements in F2, F7a, F7b, F4, F6. Note for
requirement F4 the cook for each meal must not be the
same. This will give all of the scouts a chance to
cook. The TG/PL is only allowed to act as assistant.
Req. covered -- F2, F7a+b, F4, F6
18. Req. F5 is covered in school. (At least that's how we
were signing it off at scout camp summer '91)
Req. Covered -- F5
19. Troop trip to the local fire house with a demonstration
of the smoke house. At my local fire house, a smoke
house was built as an eagle project. Plans can be
obtained by writing to -- Hauppauge Fire Department,
Hauppauge, Ny 11788
Req. covered -- F8c.
All of the requirements for First Class have been covered
in the above list. All the scout needs to do is show scout
spirit, Sm conference, and Board of Review.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City