First Class Advancement Videos

Requirement 1
Demonstrate how to find directions during the day and at night without using a compass.

Requirement 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.).

Requirement 3
Since joining, have participated in 10 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.

Requirement 4a
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 of the meals. Tell how the menu includes the foods from the MyPlate food guide or the current USDA nutrition model and meets nutritional needs.

Requirement 4b
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.

Requirement 4c
Tell which pans, utensils, and other gear will be needed to cook and serve these meals.

Requirement 4d
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.

Requirement 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.

Requirement 6
Identify or show evidence of at least 10 kinds of native plants found in your community.

Requirement 7a
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.

Requirement 7b
Use lashing to make a useful camp gadget.

Requirement 7c
Demonstrate tying the bowline knot and describe several ways it can be used.

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Requirement 8b
Demonstrate bandages for a sprained ankle and for injuries on the head, the upper arm, and the collarbone.

Requirement 8c
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

Requirement 8d
ell the five most common signals of a heart attack. Explain the steps (procedures) in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Requirement 9a
Tell what precautions must be taken for a safe trip afloat.

Requirement 9b
Successfully complete the BSA swimmer test.

Requirement 9c
With a helper and a practice victim, show a line rescue both as tender and as rescuer. (The practice victim should be approximately 30 feet from shore in deep water.)

Requirement 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.

no video found so far

Requirement 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.

Requirement 12
Demonstrate Scout spirit by living the Scout Oath 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.