04 July 2014

Day 1 / 104 - Second Class

Happy Independence Day!  It's summer, but learning never ceases.

In June, my son officially received his Second Class Rank for Boy Scouts.  Second Class scouts work on building their outdoor survival and camping skills. Compass work, nature observation, camp tools, and swimming are areas where new skills are mastered and demonstrated. A second class scout, having completed all the requirements, should be able to lead a hike, care for his own equipment, set up a campsite, and perform basic first aid.

This is the third of six ranks he needs to earn before he can become eligible to become an Eagle Scout.  Individual requirement items for Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks may be worked on simultaneously, but the ranks must be earned in the proper sequence.  He is quite close to earning his First Class.  During our year end portfolio assessment, he did a fantastic job explaining to our assessor the difference between what is required of him as a lower rank versus what will be expected of him as he advances.

He heads to camp next week !!

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