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Second Class Badge (Baden Powell Service Association Scout Group)

  • 1. First Aid

    Know the following: a. The general rules of health as given in Scouting for Boys, Camp Fire Yarn 18. b. Be able to deal with the following: cuts and scratches; sprains; burns and scalds; bleeding from nose, stings and bites; sunburn avoidance and treatment, and also know how to clean a wound and apply a clean dressing. c. Have a knowledge of the triangular bandage as a large and small sling and as applied to knee, head and foot, and understand the importance of summoning adult help and treating for shock (not electric).

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  • 2

    Know the Semaphore, Morse or American Sign Language (ASL) sign for every letter in the alphabet, and for the numerals, and be able to send and read a simple message. Also understand the use of the calling-up sign and its answer, the general answer, the end of message sign and its answer, and the erase signal.

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  • 3

    Follow a trail half a mile in twenty-five minutes; or, if this is impossible, describe satisfactorily the contents of one shop window out of four, observed for one minute each, or Kim’s Game, to remember sixteen out of twenty-four well assorted, small articles after one minute’s observation, and an efficient performance of Scout’s Pace.

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  • 4

    Demonstrate correctly the following knots/lashings: a) Square and diagonal lashings. b) Timber hitch, rolling hitch and fisherman’s knot.

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  • 5

    Firelighting. Lay and light a wood fire in the open, using not more than two matches, natural tinder to be used whenever possible.

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  • 6

    Cooking. Cook a quarter of a pound of meat and two potatoes, without cooking utensils other than a billy can, over a wood fire in the open.

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  • 7

    Know the safety rules and care of a hand-axe and knife. Demonstrate the correct ways of chopping firewood.

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  • 8

    Compass. Demonstrate the practical use of a compass and know the 16 principal points.

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  • 9

    Service. Have at least one month’s satisfactory service as a Tenderfoot, and satisfy to the Scoutmaster that he or she can repass the Tenderfoot tests. That is to say, one month from the date of investiture as a Scout, and not from the date of joining.

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