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Boy Scout Troop 68
(Farmington, Connecticut)
 
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1st year Program (Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class)
The first year program, with the ranks of Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class is designed to teach the new Scout  the camping, first aid, and safety skills needed to go camping.  Though called the 1st year program there is no time requirement on when the advancements must be completed. Some Scouts can do all of the requirements in less than a year, some will take longer. Unlike Cub Scouts there is no age determined advancements. All Scouts go through the same advancement program no matter how old they are or when they join. You may pass any of the requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class at any time.  You may not receive a rank until you have earned the one before it.  . Many skills are taught on camping trips, so it is important to attend trips as well as the weekly meetings. 


The Path to Eagle
– Once a Scout has reached First Class and learned the basic skills of Scouting, he is ready for the challenge of becoming an Eagle Scout. The Path to Eagle has three ranks, Star Scout, Life Scout, and Eagle Scout. Here the requirements for advancement consist of earning merit badges, doing service projects to help the community, showing that you can lead other Scouts as a patrol leader or some other leadership position, and demonstrating to others that you have Scout spirit.

Scoutmaster Conference – One requirement that Boy Scouts have for rank advancement that Cub Scouting doesn’t have is that whenever you complete the requirements for a rank you need to have a Scoutmaster Conference. This is a formal meeting between a scout and the Scoutmaster (or his designee).  A Scoutmaster Conference is required prior to any rank advancement to review a Scout’s progress and records.  It may also occur when a Scout requests it, or if the Scoutmaster feels the Scout needs it.

Board of Review
– Another difference in Boy Scout requirements is that all rank advancements (except the Joining Requirements) require a Board of Review. The members of a Board of Review can be any adult in the troop except for the Scoutmaster or any of his assistants.  As a requirement for each rank advancement a Scout must appear individually before the committee to ensure that the Scout has met the requirements for that rank.  A Board of Review takes place after a Scoutmaster Conference for rank advancement.

Court of Honor – Three or four times a year, the troop will hold a special meeting called a Court of Honor. This is a formal ceremony to recognize you and your fellow Scouts for rank advancement and other Scouting achievements. This event is held with an audience of family, friends, chartered organization officials, and troop leaders.

Attachments
Icon File Name Comment  
Eagle 2010.pdf Eagle Requirements  
First Class 2010.pdf First Class Requirements  
Life 2010.pdf Life Requriements  
Second Class 2010.pdf Second Class Requirements  
Star 2010.pdf Star Requirements  
Tenderfoot Requirements.pdf Tenderfoot Requirements  

First Class



1st Class Advancement Videos

Requirement 1

Requirement 2

Requirement 3

Requirement 4a

Requirement 4b

Requirement 4c

Requirement 4d

Requirement 5

Requirement 6

Requirement 7a

Requirement 7b

Requirement 7c

Req 8a

Requirement 8b

Requirement 8c

Requirement 8d

Requirement 9a

Requirement 9b

Requirement 9c

Requirement 10

no video found so far

Requirement 11

Requirement 12

Attachments
Icon File Name Comment  
First Class 2010.pdf First Class Requirements  

Second Class Requirments



2nd Class Advancement Videos

Requirement 1a

Requirement 1b

Requirement 2 – Discuss the Principles of Leave No Trace

Requirement 3a (video says requirement 2- requirement is the same but the number has changed)

Requirement 3b (video says requirement 2- requirement is the same but the number has changed)

Requirement 3c (video says requirement 2- requirement is the same but the number has changed)

Requirement 3d (video says requirement 2- requirement is the same but the number has changed)

Requirement 3e no video

Requirement 3f (video says requirement 2- requirement is the same but the number has changed)

Requirement 3g (video says requirement 2- requirement is the same but the number has changed)

Requirement 4 (Video says 3 but requirement is the same)

Requirement 4 (Video says 5 but requirement is the same)

Requirement 5 (Video says 6 but requirement is the same)

Requirement 7a (Video says 6 but requirement is the same)

Requirement 7b (Video says 6 but requirement is the same)

Requirement 7c (Video says 6 but requirement is the same)

Requirement 8a (Requirement # has changed since the video was made-but content is the same)

Requirement 8b (Requirement # has changed since the video was made-but content is the same)

Requirement 8c (Requirement # has changed since the video was made-but content is the same)

Requirement 9a (Requirement # has changed since the video was made-but content is the same)

Requirement 9b (Requirement # has changed since the video was made-but content is the same)

Requirement 10 – 13 no videos

Attachments
Icon File Name Comment  
2nd Class First Aid Kit.pdf Second Class Personal First Aid Kit  
Second Class 2010.pdf Second Class Requirements  

Tenderfoot



Tenderfoot Advancement Videos

Requirement 1

Requirement 2

Requirement 3

Requirement 4a

Requirement 4b

Requirement 5

Requirement 6

Requirement 7

Requirement 8

Requirement 9

Requirement 10a

Requirement 10b

Requirement 11

Requirement 12a The requirement has changed a bit since this video was filmed- make sure to read the material in your handbook thoroughly.

Requirement 12b

Requirement 13

Requirement 14 What to expect in a Scoutmaster Conference

Requirement 15 Board of Review - 1st minute is review – the good info about your BOR starts at 1:20