BSA Scout Skills


  • Square Knot
Square Knot


  • Whip and Fuse a rope
  • Two-Half Hitches and Taut line
  • Poisonous Plants, identify and treat
  • Demonstrate Heimlich maneuver
  • First Aid:  Cuts and Scratches
  • First Aid: Blisters on Hand and Foot
  • Minor burns or scalds (1st degree)
  • Bites and Stings of insects and ticks
  • Poisonous snakebite
  • Nosebleed
  • Frostbite and Sunburn
Whip a Rope Fuse a Rope
Two Half-Hitches Taut-Line Hitch

Second Class

  • Compass basics, orient map, explain map symbols
  • Care, sharpening, and use of knife, saw and ax
  • Prepare Tinder, Kindling, and Fuel
  • Demonstrate lighting a fire and light weight stove
  • Identify and show evidence of 10 animals
  • First Aid for “Hurry” cases (breathing, bleeding, poision
  • Prepare first aid kit
  • First Aid: Object in eye
  • First Aid: Bite of rabid animal
  • First Aid: Puncture wounds (splinter, nail, fish hook)
  • First Aid: Serious Burns
  • First Aid: Heat Exhaustion
  • First Aid: Shock
  • First Aid: Heatstroke, dehydration, hypothermia, hyperventilation
  • Water rescue methods
Take a Compass Bearing Set a Compass Heading
Orient a Map Compass Influencer
Fire Tepee Method Fire Log Cabin Method
Fire Lean-To Method Flint and Steel
Light Weight Stove

First Class

  • Find directions day and night without compass
  • Safe food handling and camp sanitation
  • Identify 10 native plants
  • Demonstrate Knots: timber hitch and clove hitch
  • Demonstrate Lashings: square and diagonal
  • Transport person
  • Explain signs of heart attack and procedure for CPR
  • Explain “Safe trip afloat”
  • Demonstrate water line rescue


Timber Hitch Clove Hitch
Square Lashing Diagonal Lashing


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