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Explorer Scout Rank

NOTE: This page shows requirements that are prior to 2019 or before the current Passport Program. These are not the current requirements and are maintained for program transition purpose. Visit the main Advancement Rank page for the most current program of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines.

For a period of at least four-(4) months as a holder of the Senior Scout Membership Badge, do the following:

Senior Scout Ideals

  1. Satisfy your parents and Scout Leaders, that you are doing your best to live by the Scout Oath and Law and the Senior Scout Code.

  2. Give evidence that you are attending religious instructions and services.

  3. Demonstrate the proper handling and display of the Philippine Flag and respect due to it.

Social Activities
  1. Explain and demonstrate the proper method of introduction of two or more persons and of sending and answering formal and informal invitations. Attend one formal affair with a girl or a member of your crew, demonstrating proper ettiquette.

Vocational Activities
  1. Undertake an activity that will enable you to earn and keep in a savings account the equivalent of a minimum daily wage of a worker.

Service Activities
  1. Participate in a Crew, Outfit, school, or community program on the "Prevention of Drug Abuse". Explain to a group of teenagers the dangers posed by drug abuse and the harmful effects of alcohol and tobacco to the body.

Outdoor/Indoor Activities
  1. Demonstrate trail first aid for the following: fever, bleeding, sunstroke, heatstroke, animal bites, snake bite, fainting, foreign object in the eye, asphyxiation and emergency transportation of the injured.

  2. Demonstrate the proper use of the following knots and hitches: rolling hitch, timber hitch, rover noose, french and spanish bowlines, manharness knot, highwayman's hitch, scaffold hitch, fisherman's knot, marlinespike hitch, sheepshank and dogshank. Splice two ropes of the same and of different diameters.

  3. Send and receive accurately by International Morse Code (using light or flag) a message of at least 30 words to and from another person stationed over a distance of 100 meters or more.

  4. On a cross-country hike, find and identify five-(5) different trees or shrubs. Tell their medicinal or other uses. If poisonous, explain the treatment needed when exposed to them.

  5. Identify the sixteen-(16) principal points of a compass. Using a topographic or sketch map, follow a course at least two-(2) kilometers cross-country or in unfamiliar urban areas using a compass, where available, reading conventional map symbols and contour lines.

  6. Follow the tracks of a person or animal on soft ground for half a kilometer reading the meaning of the tracks; OR follow the trail of another person, made with trail signs for one kilometer. At the end of the trail, stalk the person without being seen for 30 minutes and record his activities.

  7. Demonstrate proper sharpening, use, and care of knife, bolo, saw, and ax. Using a knife, bolo, or an axe and without matches or lighter prepare and build a fire for cooking.

  8. Plan to go on a 14-kilometer hike and cook-out with at least one companion observing proper road and property courtesies. Present a sketch map of your hike route using compass bearings and map symbols.

  9. Earn the Safety and the Citizenship in the Home Merit Badges.

The Explorer Rank is required of a former Boy Scout who has not earned the Second Class while in Boy Scouting. A Second Class Scout will automatically earn the Explorer Rank after passing only the Social and Vocational Activities requirements.


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