- Scout admission test. The Tenderfoot.
- 2nd Class
- 1st Class
- 10 Proficiency badges
- 5 Public Service Badges
- Scout Cord
Before being invested, the boy (or girl) must be told of the adventurous life and achievements of the Founder and something of the History of the Movement; and be must satisfy his (or her) S.M. in the following tests :-
- Know the Scout Law and Promise, and their meaning in accordance with his (or her) age.
- Know the salute as explained in Camp Fire Yarn 3 of “Scouting for Boys”.
- Clean a wound, and make and apply a dressing.
- Make the woodcraft signs given in Camp Fire Yarn 4 of "Scouting for Boys".
- Demonstrate with rope how to tie the following: reef knot, sheet-bend, clove hitch, bowline, round turn and two half-hitches, sheepshank; and explain their uses.
- Whip the end of a rope.
Before being awarded the Second Class badge, the Scout must pass the following tests :--
- (a) Show how to deal with the following common minor accidents:- Cuts and scratches, bleeding from the nose, stings and bites and burns and scalds.
- (b) Know how to avoid sun-burning.
- (c) Demonstrate the use of the triangular bandage and sling.
- (d) Demonstrate how to summon help and to treat for shock (not electric).
- Know the general rules of health as given in Camp Fire Yarn 18 of "Scouting for Boys ".
- Kim’s Game. Describe, in writing, 16 out of 24 well-assorted articles following one minute’s observation, or follow a trail half-a-mile long containing not less than 30 woodcraft signs, in 25 minutes.
- Be able to recognise and name, from a list submitted by the Scout, six common trees, and know the values of their woods for fires.
- Tie the following and know their uses: timber-hitch and fisherman’s knot.
- Demonstrate square and diagonal lashings by constructing a trestle of Scout staffs.
- Know the safety rules and care of a hand-axe and knife. Demonstrate how to chop firewood.
- Know the 16 points of the compass and how to set a map
- Lay and light a fire out-of-doors with natural materials, using not more than two matches; cook over this fire a sausage and potatoes, and a twist or damper, and make tea.
- (a) Show that he (or she) understands the Highway Code.
- (b) If he has the use of a bicycle, demonstrate that he (or she) is keeping it properly maintained and that he (or she) is able to effect minor repairs
- Go by day, on foot, with another Tenderfoot Scout, a journey of 8 miles. The journey will have a route laid down by the S.M. and an objective will be given. A verbal report, from notes, will be made to the S.M. by the Scout immediately after he returns. Note. If both Scouts are taking the test, each will report independently.
- Have not less than three months’ service as a Scout.
- Re-pass the Tenderfoot tests. This test will be taken last. Note. Before the Second Class badge is awarded, the S.M. will ensure that the Scout understands the Promise and Law in accordance with his (or her) age and development, and is a satisfactory member of his Patrol.
Before being awarded the First Class badge, a Second Class Scout must pass the following tests :--
- (1) Have camped, as a Scout, for a total of 10 nights before completing his (or her) First Class tests. One week-end camp, at least, must be included in the total.
- (2) Demonstrate the proper method of dealing with the following emergencies: fire, drowning, ice-breaking and electric shock.
- 3) Know the position of the main arteries and how to stop external bleeding from veins and arteries. Demonstrate how to deal with a fracture of the collar bone. Understand the importance of immobilising a fractured limb and the importance of not moving other suspected fractures.
- Demonstrate the use of the triangular bandage as applied to knee, head and foot.
- Demonstrate how to deal with shock.
Note. A Scout who has gained the First Aid badge will be deemed to have passed this test.
- (4) Swim 50 yards unassisted any style. Where any difficulty arises out of lack of facilities, ill-health or any other reason, the D.C. must be consulted, who will decide what action shall be taken.
- (5) Read the meaning of a series of simple tracks made in sandy or other suitable ground. These should include running, limping, carrying a weight, walking backwards, and blind gaits.
- (6) Be able to recognise and name, from lists submitted by the Scout, 12 common trees and 6 common birds.
- (7) Using improvised apparatus, such as a Scout staff, estimate three distances not more than half-a-mile, and three heights not more than 100 feet. In each case the estimate to be within ten per cent. error above or below the actual.
- (8) Demonstrate the following: sheerlashing, back and eye-splice, fireman’s chair knot, man-harness knot, rolling hitch.
- (9) Use a felling axe for felling or trimming light timber, or, if this is impracticable, be able to log up a piece of timber and demonstrate the theory of felling a tree. Use a bush or cross-cut saw. Demonstrate the care and maintenance of an axe.
- (10) Read and be able to use a one-inch Ordnance Survey map (or its local equivalent). Use a compass. Point out a compass direction by day or night without the aid of a compass.
- (11) Re-pass the Second Class badge tests 1-10 inclusive. This test will be taken next to last.
- (12) Go on foot, alone or with another Scout, a 24-hour journey of at least 14 miles. In the course of the journey he must cook his own meals, one of which must include meat, over a wood fire in the open; find his camp site; and camp for the night. He (or she) must carry out any instructions given by the Examiner as to things to be observed en route and make a log of his journey sufficient to show he has carried out those instructions.
(Note. — Before the First Class badge is awarded, the S.M. will ensure that the Scout understands the Promise and Law in accordance with his (or her) age and development; and is a satisfactory member of his (or her) Patrol.)
The Scout Cord, a braided lanyard in Scout green, worn on the right shoulder.
Before being awarded the Scout Cord, a Scout must hold the First Class badge and six proficiency badges, one of which must be selected from Backwoodsman, Explorer and Pioneer and one from Camper, Cook, Stalker, Starman, Weatherman, Woodcraftsman.
The Scout Cord may only be gained by a Scout under 15, but he will continue to wear it until such time as he gains the Bushman’s Thong or its equivalent.