TROOP•444

Old Hickory Council - Hanging Rock District

Troop 444: First Class

 

 

First Class Scout Rank

When the First Class rank is attained, a scout has learned all the basic camping and outdoors skills of a scout. He can fend for himself in the wild, lead others on a hike or campout, set up a camp site, plan and properly prepare meals, and provide first aid for most situations he may encounter. A First Class scout is prepared.

NOTE: These requirements, and those for Tenderfoot and Second Class may be worked on simultaneously; however these ranks must be earned in sequence.

Requirements

  1. Demonstrate how to find directions during the day and at night without using a compass.
  2. Using a map and compass, complete an orienteering course that covers at least one mile and requires measuring the height and/or width of designated items (tree, tower, canyon, ditch, etc.)
  3. Since joining, have participated in ten separate troop/patrol activities (other than troop/patrol meetings), three of which included camping overnight. Demonstrate the principles of Leave No Trace on these outings.
  4. a. Help plan a patrol menu for one campout that includes at least one breakfast, one lunch, and one dinner
        and that requires cooking at least two meals. Tell how the menu includes the foods from the food
        pyramid and meets nutritional needs.
    b. Using the menu planned in requirement 4a, make a list showing the cost and food amounts needed
        to feed three or more boys and secure the ingredients.
    c. Tell which pans, utensils, and other gear will be needed to cook and serve these meals.
    d. Explain the procedures to follow in the safe handling and storage of fresh meats, dairy products, eggs,
        vegetables, and other perishable food products. Tell how to properly dispose of camp garbage, cans,
        plastic containers, and other rubbish.
    e. On one campout, serve as your patrol's cook. Supervise your assistant(s) in using a stove or building
        a cooking fire. Prepare the breakfast, lunch, and dinner planned in requirement 4a. Lead your patrol
        in saying grace at the meals and supervise cleanup.
  5. 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.
  6. Identify or show evidence of at least ten kinds of native plants found in your community.
  7. a. Discuss when you should and should not use lashings. Then demonstrate tying the timber hitch and
        clove hitch and their use in square, shear, and diagonal lashings by joining two or more poles or staves
        together.
    b. Use lashing to make a useful camp gadget.
  8. a. Demonstrate tying the bowline knot and describe several ways it can be used.
    b. Demonstrate bandages for a sprained ankle. and for injuries on the head, the upper arm, and the
        collarbone.
    c. Show how to transport by yourself, and with one other person, a person:
            * from a smoke-filled room
            * with a sprained ankle, for at least 25 yards.
    d. Tell the five most common signals of a heart attack. Explain the steps (procedures) in cardiopulmonary
        resuscitation (CPR).
  9. a. Tell what precautions must be taken for a safe trip afloat.
    b. Successfully complete the BSA swimmer test.
    c. With a helper and a practice victim, show a line rescue both as tender and rescuer. (The practice victim
        should be approximately 30 feet from shore in deep water.)
  10. Tell someone who is eligible to join Boy Scouts, or an inactive Boy Scout, about your troop's activities. Invite him to a troop outing, activity, service project or meeting. Tell him how to join, or encourage the inactive Boy Scout to become active.
  11. Describe the three things you should avoid doing related to use of the Internet. Describe a cyberbully and how you should respond to one.
  12. Demonstrate scout spirit by living the Scout Oath (Promise) and Scout Law in your everyday life. Discuss four specific examples (different from those used for Tenderfoot requirement 13 and Second Class requirement 11) of how you have lived the points of the Scout Law in your daily life.
  13. Complete your board of review

First Class worksheet for use in working on these requirements.

Boy Scout Oath

On my honor, I will do my best

To do my duty to God and my Country and to obey the Scout Law;

To help other people at all times;

To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

Boy Scout Law

A Scout Is...

A Scout tells the truth.
He keeps his promises.
Honesty is part of his code of conduct.
People can depend on him.
TRUSTWORTHY
A Scout is true to his family, Scout leaders, friends, school, and nation.LOYAL
A Scout is concerned about other people. He does things willingly for others without pay or reward.HELPFUL
A Scout is a friend to all.
He is a brother to other Scouts.
He seeks to understand others.
He respects those with ideas and customs other than his own.
FRIENDLY
A Scout is polite to everyone regardless of age or position.
He knows good manners make it easier for people to get along together.
COURTEOUS
A Scout understands there is strength in being gentle.
He treats others as he wants to be treated.
He does not hurt or kill harmless things without reason.
KIND
A Scout follows the rules of his family, school, and troop.
He obeys the laws of his community and country.
If he thinks these rules and laws are unfair, he tries to have them changed in an orderly manner rather than disobey them.
OBEDIENT
A Scout looks for the bright side of things.
He cheerfully does tasks that come his way. He tries to make others happy.
CHEERFUL
A Scout works to pay his way and to help others.
He saves for unforeseen needs.
He protects and conserves natural resources.
He carefully uses time and property.
THRIFTY
A Scout can face danger even if he is afraid.
He has the courage to stand for what he thinks is right even if others laugh at or threaten him.
BRAVE
A Scout keeps his body and mind fit and clean.
He goes around with those who believe in living by these same ideals.
He helps keep his home and community clean.
CLEAN
A Scout is reverent toward God.
He is faithful in his religious duties.
He respects the beliefs of others.
REVERENT