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Troop 510 Grand Island, NY

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Boy Scouts of America Troop 510, Grand Island, NY
Advancement & Awards

Each Boy Scout advances at his own rate, gaining knowledge, self-confidence, and self-reliance, as he overcomes a series of surmountable obstacles.


Eligibility For Joining Boy Scouts Troop 510

  • Age Requirements - Be a boy who is 11 years old, or has completed 5th grade, or earned the Arrow of Light Award and is at least 10 years old, but is not yet 18 years old.
  • Complete a Boy Scout application and health history signed by your parent or guardian.
  • Repeat the Pledge of Allegiance.
  • Demonstrate the Scout Sign, Scout Salute, and Scout Handshake.
  • Demonstrate tying the Square Knot (Reef Knot).
  • Understand and agree to live by the Scout Oath or Promise, Scout Law, Scout Motto, Scout Slogan, and the Outdoor Code.
  • Describe the Scout Badge.
  • Complete the Pamphlet Exercises "How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse: A Parent's Guide", with your parent or guardian.
  • Participate in a Scoutmaster Conference.


Boy Scout Merit Badges

There are currently more than 100 Boy Scout Merit Badges, on a wide range of interesting topics, that you can earn. Any Boy Scout may earn any merit badge at any time - You don't need to have had rank advancement to be eligible. However, certain specific merit badges are required for rank advancement.


Boy Scout Rank Advancement

The Boy Scouts of America program allows each boy to progress, at his own preferred rate, through the following ranks:


Boy Scout Tenderfoot Rank Requirements

  • Present yourself to your leader, properly dressed, before going on an overnight camping trip. Show the camping gear you will use. Show the right way to pack and carry it.
  • Spend at least one night on a patrol or troop campout. Sleep in a tent you have helped pitch.
  • On the campout, assist in preparing and cooking a meal. Tell why it is important for each patrol member to share in meal preparation and cleanup, and explain the importance of eating together.
  • Demonstrate how to whip and fuse the ends of a rope.
  • Demonstrate that you know how to tie two half hitches and the taut-line hitch, and tell what their uses are.
  • Explain the rules of safe hiking, both on the highway and cross-country, during the day and at night. Explain what to do if you are lost.
  • Demonstrate how to display, raise, lower, and fold the American flag.
  • Repeat from memory and explain in your own words the Scout Oath, Law, Motto, and Slogan.
  • Know your patrol name, give the patrol yell, and describe your patrol flag.
  • Explain the importance of the buddy system as it relates to your personal safety on outings and in your neighborhood. Describe what a bully is and how you should respond to one.
  • Record your best in the following tests: Push-ups, Pull-ups, Sit-ups, Standing long jump, 1/4-mile walk/run. Record them again 30 days later and show your improvement.
  • Identify local Poisonous Plants, and tell how to treat for exposure to them.
  • Demonstrate how to care for someone who is choking.
  • Show First Aid for the following:
    * Simple cuts and scrapes
    * Blisters on the hand and foot
    * Minor (thermal/heat) burns or scalds (superficial, or first-degree)
    * Bites or stings of insects and ticks
    * Venomous snakebite
    * Nosebleed
    * Frostbite and sunburn
  • Demonstrate Scout Spirit by living the Scout Oath (Promise) and Scout Law in your everyday life.
  • Participate in a Scoutmaster Conference.
  • Complete your Tenderfoot Board of Review.


Boy Scout Second Class Rank Requirements

  • Demonstrate how a Compass works and how to orient a map. Explain what map symbols mean.
  • Using a compass and a map together, take a 5 Mile Hike (or 10 miles by bike) approved by your adult leader and your parent or guardian.
  • Since joining, have participated in 5 separate troop/patrol activities (other than troop/patrol meetings), 2 of which included camping overnight.
  • On one of these campouts, select your patrol site and sleep in a tent that You pitched.
  • On one campout, demonstrate proper care, sharpening, and use of the knife, saw, and ax, describe when they should be used, and use them to prepare tinder, kindling, and fuel for a cooking fire.
  • Discuss when it is appropriate to use a Cooking Fire and a Lightweight Stove. Discuss the safety procedures for using each, and demonstrate how to light them.
  • On one campout, plan and cook over an open fire one hot breakfast or lunch for yourself, selecting foods from the food pyramid. Explain the importance of good nutrition. Tell how to transport, store, and prepare the foods you selected.
  • Participate in a Flag Ceremony.
  • Participate in an Approved Service Project (minimum of 1 hour).
  • Identify or show evidence of at least 10 kinds of Wild Animals (birds, mammals, reptiles, fish, mollusks) found in your area.
  • Show what to do for "Hurry" Cases of stopped breathing, serious bleeding, and ingested poisoning.
  • Prepare a Personal First-Aid Kit to take it with you on a hike.
  • Demonstrate First Aid for the following: * Object in the eye
    * Bite of a suspected rabid animal
    * Puncture wounds from a splinter, nail, and fishhook
    * Serious burns (partial thickness, or second-degree)
    * Heat exhaustion
    * Shock
    * Heatstroke, dehydration, hypothermia, and hyperventilation
  • Tell what precautions must be taken for a Safe Swim.
  • Demonstrate your ability to jump feet-first into water over your head in depth, level off and swim 25 feet on the surface, stop, turn sharply, resume swimming, then return to your starting place.
  • Demonstrate Water Rescue Methods by reaching with your arm or leg, by reaching with a suitable object, and by throwing lines and objects. Explain why swimming rescues should not be attempted when a reaching or throwing rescue is possible, and explain why and how a rescue swimmer should avoid contact with the victim.
  • Participate in a program on the Dangers of Using Drugs, Alcohol, & Tobacco and other practices that could be harmful to your health. Discuss your participation in the program with your family.
  • Explain the 3 R's of Personal Safety and Protection.
  • Demonstrate Scout Spirit by living the Scout Oath (Promise) and Scout Law in your everyday life.
  • Participate in a Scoutmaster Conference.
  • Complete your Second Class Board of Review.


Boy Scout First Class Rank Requirements

  • Demonstrate how to Find Directions during the day and at night without using a compass.
  • Using a Compass, complete an orienteering course that covers at least 1 mile and requires measuring the height and/or width of designated items (tree, tower, canyon, ditch, etc.).
  • Since joining, have participated in 10 Separate Troop/Patrol Activities (other than troop/patrol meetings), 3 of which included camping overnight.
  • 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 2 of the meals. Tell how the menu includes the foods from the food pyramid and meets nutritional needs.
  • Using the menu planned above, make a list showing the cost and food amounts needed to feed 3 or more boys, and secure the ingredients.
  • Tell which pans, utensils, and other gear will be needed to cook and serve these meals.
  • 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.
  • On one campout, serve as your patrol's cook. Supervise your assistant(s) in using a stove or building a cooking fire. Prepare the breakfast, lunch, and dinner planned in require- ment 4a. Lead your patrol in saying grace at the meals and supervise cleanup.
  • 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.
  • Identify or show evidence of at least 10 kinds of native plants found in your area.
  • Discuss when you should and should not use Lashings.
  • 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.
  • Use lashing to make a useful camp gadget.
  • Demonstrate tying the Bowline Knot and describe several ways it can be used.
  • Demonstrate Bandages for a sprained ankle and for injuries on the head, the upper arm, and the collarbone.
  • 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
  • Tell the 5ive most common signals of a Heart Attack. Explain the steps (procedures) in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
  • Tell what precautions must be taken for a Safe Trip Afloat.
  • Successfully complete the BSA swimmer test.
  • With a helper and a practice victim, show a Line Rescue both as tender and as rescuer.
  • Demonstrate Scout Spirit by living the Scout Oath (Promise) and Scout Law in your everyday life.
  • 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.
  • Describe the 3 things you should avoid doing related to use of the Internet. Describe a cyberbully and how you should respond to one.
  • Participate in a Scoutmaster Conference.
  • Complete your First Class Board of Review.


Boy Scout Star Rank Requirements

  • Be active in your troop and patrol for at least four months as a First Class Scout.
  • Demonstrate Scout spirit by living the Scout Oath (Promise) and Scout Law in your everyday life.
  • Earn six merit badges, including any four from the required list for Eagle. (See the Eagle Rank Requirements, number 3, for this list.) A Scout may choose any of the 15 required merit badges in the 12 categories to fulfill this requirement.
  • While a First Class Scout, take part in Approved Service Projects totaling at least 6 hours of work.
  • While a First Class Scout, serve actively for 4 months in one or more Positions of Responsibility
  • Complete your Star Scout Board of Review.


Boy Scout Life Rank Requirements

  • Be active in your troop and patrol for at least 6 months as a Star Scout.
  • Demonstrate Scout Spirit by living the Scout Oath (Promise) and Scout Law in your everyday life.
  • Earn 5 More Merit Badges (so that you have 11 in all), including any 3 more from the required list for Eagle.
  • While a Star Scout, take part in service projects totaling at least six hours of work. These projects must be approved by your Scoutmaster.
  • While a Star Scout, serve actively for 6 months in one or more troop positions of responsibility.
  • Take part in a Scoutmaster Conference.
  • Complete your board of review.


Boy Scout Eagle Rank Requirements

  • Be active in your troop, team, crew, or ship for a period of at least six months after you have achieved the rank of Life Scout.
  • Demonstrate that you live by the principles of the Scout Oath and Law in your daily life. List the names of individuals who know you personally and would be willing to provide a recommendation on your behalf, including parents/guardians, religious, educational, and employer references.
  • Earn a total of 21 merit badges (10 more than you already have), including the following: * First Aid
    * Citizenship in the Community
    * Citizenship in the Nation
    * Citizenship in the World
    * Communications
    * Personal Fitness
    * Emergency Preparedness OR Lifesaving
    * Environmental Science
    * Personal Management
    * Swimming OR Hiking OR Cycling
    * Camping
    * Family Life
  • While a Life Scout, serve actively for a period of 6 months in a positions of senior troop responsibility.
  • While a Life Scout, plan, develop, and give leadership to others in an Approved Service Project.
  • Take part in a Scoutmaster Conference.
  • Successfully complete Your Eagle Scout Board of Review.


Boy Scout Troop 510 Of Grand Island, NY - We're Discovering Adventures
And Building Friendships, Memories, & Positive Core Values That Will Last A Lifetime!



Trinity United Methodist Church Grand Island, NY

New Trinity United Methodist Church, Grand Island, NY
2100 Whitehaven Road
Grand Island, NY 14072

Boy Scout Troop 510 Meets At Old Trinity United Methodist Church, Grand Island, NY
Boy Scout Troop 510 Of Grand Island
Meets At 'Old' Trinity Church


Contact Troop 510

If You would like to learn more about joining Boy Scout Troop 510, we invite you to visit us:
Contact John Mondoux
e-mail Troop@gi510scouts.com


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