COVID-19 Rank Advancement Updates
Tenderfoot Rank Requirements
1b. - Virtual patrol or troop campouts via video conferencing will be permitted.
2a. - During the same day as your virtual patrol or troop campout, assist in preparing one meal with the help of those with whom you live. Tell your patrol or troop why it was important for each person to share in meal preparation and cleanup.
2b. - During the same day as your virtual campout, demonstrate the appropriate method of safely cleaning items used to prepare, serve and eat a meal.
5a. - Explain the importance of the buddy system as it relates to your personal safety on outings and in your neighborhood. Verbally commit to following the buddy system on your next troop or patrol outing.
7a. - Tell how to display, raise, lower, and fold the U.S. flag.
Second Class Rank Requirements:
1a & 1c. - Virtual patrol or troop activities via video conferencing will be permitted.
3b. - Using a compass and map together, plan a 5-mile hike approved by your adult leader.
4. - Evidence of wild animals can be demonstrated with information or photos of your local area found online.
5c. - May be completed virtually via video conferencing on dry land.
7c. - Learn about the dangers of using drugs, alcohol and tobacco and other practices that could be harmful to your health. Discuss what you learned with your family and explain the dangers of substance addictions. Report to your Scoutmaster or other adult leader in your troop about which parts of the Scout Oath and Scout Law relate to what you learned.
8a. - May be completed virtually using video conferencing.
8d. - May be completed by comparing costs at three (3) online sites or locations.
First Class rank requirements:
1a - Virtual patrol or troop activities via video conferencing will be permitted.
2e. - On the same day as your virtual campout, serve as the cook. Supervise your assistant(s) in using a stove or building a cooking fire. Prepare the breakfast, lunch, and dinner planned in First Class requirement
2a. Supervise the cleanup.
4a. - By drawing, computer software, or other virtual methods, plan an orienteering course that would cover at least one mile. Explain why measuring the height and/or width of designated items (tree, tower, canyon, ditch, etc.) is helpful. Explain how you would complete your course using a real map and compass.
4b. - Scouts do not need to follow their route.
5a. - Evidence of native plants can be demonstrated with information or photos of your local area found online.
6e. - May be completed on dry land.
9a. - Visit may take place virtually or by phone.
9c. - Outings can include past or future plans.
10. - Invite the potential new member to a virtual meeting or future activity using video conferencing.
These requirement changes came from national's COVID-19 FAQ.
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