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First Class Passport at Pouch – Day 1

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From 11am-6pm Scouts BSA are invited to a day of activities at William H. Pouch Scout Camp to work on requirements related to advance from Tenderfoot to First Class. Scouts should bring a bagged lunch.

 

This program will follow appropriate mask, and social distancing safety guidelines. Registrants will receive guidelines via Email.

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Fitness:

Tenderfoot

5a. Explain the importance of the buddy system as it relates to your personal safety on outings and in your neighborhood. Use the buddy system while on a troop or patrol outing.

Tenderfoot

6a. Record your best in the following tests:
• Pushups (Record the number done correctly in 60 seconds.)
• Situps or curl-ups (Record the number done correctly in 60 seconds.)
• Back-saver sit-and-reach (Record the distance stretched.)
• 1-mile walk/run (Record the time.)

6b. Develop and describe a plan for improvement in each of the activities listed in Tenderfoot requirement 6a. Keep track of your activity for at least 30 days.

6c. Show improvement (of any degree) in each activity listed in Tenderfoot requirement 6a after practicing for 30 days.
• Pushups (Record the number done correctly in 60 seconds.)
• Situps or curl-ups (Record the number done correctly in 60 seconds.)
• Back-saver sit-and-reach (Record the distance stretched.)
• 1-mile walk/run (Record the time.)

Second Class

7a. After completing Tenderfoot requirement 6c, be physically active at least 30 minutes each day for five days a week for four weeks. Keep track of your activities.

7b. Share your challenges and successes in completing Second Class requirement 7a. Set a goal for continuing to include physical activity as part of your daily life and develop a plan for doing so.

9b. Describe bullying; tell what the appropriate response is to someone who is bullying you or another person.

First Class

8a. After completing Second Class requirement 7a, be physically active at least 30 minutes each day for five days a week for four weeks. Keep track of your activities.

8b. Share your challenges and successes in completing First Class requirement 8a. Set a goal for continuing to include physical activity as part of your daily life.

Tenderfoot

4b. Describe common poisonous or hazardous plants; identify any that grow in your local area or campsite location. Tell how to treat for exposure to them.

Second Class

4. Identify or show evidence of at least 10 kinds of wild animals (such as birds, mammals, reptiles, fish, or mollusks) found in your local area or camping location. You may show evidence by tracks, signs, or photographs you have taken.

First Class

5a. Identify or show evidence of at least 10 kinds of native plants found in your local area or campsite location. You may show evidence by identifying fallen leaves or fallen fruit that you find in the field, or as part of a collection you have made, or by photographs you have taken.

Totin’ Chip Requirements:

This certification grants a Scout the right to carry and use woods tools. The Scout must show their Scout leader, or someone designated by their leader, that the Scout understands their responsibility to do the following:

  1. Read and understand woods tools use and safety rules from the Scouts BSA handbooks.
  2. Demonstrate proper handling, care, and use of the pocketknife, ax, and saw.
  3. Use knife, ax, and saw as tools, not playthings.
  4. Respect all safety rules to protect others.
  5. Respect property. Cut living and dead trees only with permission and good reason.
  6. Subscribe to the Outdoor Code.

Tenderfoot

3d. Demonstrate proper care, sharpening, and use of the knife, saw, and ax. Describe when each should be used.

Knots and Lashings:

Tenderfoot

3a. Demonstrate a practical use of the square knot.
3b. Demonstrate a practical use of two half-hitches.
3c. Demonstrate a practical use of the taut-line hitch.

8. Describe the steps in Scouting’s Teaching EDGE method. Use the Teaching EDGE method to teach another person how to tie the square knot.

Second Class

2f. Demonstrate tying the sheet bend knot. Describe a situation in which you would use this knot.
2g. Demonstrate tying the bowline knot. Describe a situation in which you would use this knot.

First Class

3a. Discuss when you should and should not use lashings.
3b. Demonstrate tying the timber hitch and clove hitch.
3c. Demonstrate tying the square, shear, and diagonal lashings by
joining two or more poles or staves together.
3d. Use lashings to make a useful camp gadget or structure.