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Revised campout requirements for Second Class, First Class

What’s the change? 

The number of overnight campouts required for a young man to earn the Second Class and First Class ranks will be reduced under new requirements that take effect Aug. 1, 2017.


Rank Current Requirement New Requirement as of Aug. 1, 2017
Second Class 1a. Since joining, participate in five separate troop/patrol activities, three of which include overnight camping.These five activities do not include troop or patrol meetings.On at least two of the three campouts, spend the night in a tent that you pitch or other structure that you help erect (such as a lean-to, snow cave, or tepee). 1a. Since joining Boy Scouts, participate in five separate troop/patrol activities, at least three of which must be held outdoors.Of the outdoor activities, at least two must include overnight camping.These activities do not include troop or patrol meetings.On campouts, spend the night in a tent that you pitch or other structure that you help erect, such as a lean-to, snow cave, or tepee.
First Class 1a. Since joining, participate in 10 separate troop/patrol activities, six of which include overnight camping.These 10 activities do not include troop or patrol meetings.On at least five of the six campouts, spend the night in a tent that you pitch or other structure that you help erect (such as a lean-to, snow cave, or tepee). 1a. Since joining Boy Scouts, participate in 10 separate troop/patrol activities, at least six of which must be held outdoors.Of the outdoor activities, at least three must include overnight camping.These activities do not include troop or patrol meetings.On campouts, spend the night in a tent that you pitch or other structure that you help erect, such as a lean-to, snow cave, or tepee.

When do the changes take effect?

Aug. 1, 2017.


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