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Pathfinder 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 five-(5) months as a holder of the Explorer Scout Rank, 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. Produce satisfactory evidence from your spiritual adviser that you have been continually faithful to your religious obligations.

Social Activities
  1. Demonstrate the general rules of conduct in using the telephone, calling at another's home, respect due to elders and women; and proper behavior during meals, dances, and other social occasions.

Vocational Activities
    1. Earn, through your own livelihood project, and keep in a savings account the equivalent of at least three day's minimum daily

    2. Discuss with your Outfit Advisor your 3-year plan for a vocational career path (in the Air, Sea or Land area of specilization) you will pursue after earning the Pathfinder rank.

Service Activities
  1. Plan and conduct a safety and accident prevention inspection in your school or community. Identify safety hazards and remove them in coordination with your school or community officials.

Outdoor/Indoor Activities
  1. Demonstrate first aid for poisoning, fractures (simple and compound) and heart attack. Demonstrate the procedures for cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and standard procedure for the transportion of the injured.

  2. In camp, make improvised camp equipment, emergency bridges, rafts, or other needed camp infrastructure using the various kinds of lashing.

  3. Send and receive accurately by International Morse Code (using sound device) a message of at least 50 words over a distance of at least 500 meters.

  4. On a hike or in camp, find and identify five- (5) different edible fruits and roots or some wildlife explaining their habits and haitats and how to take care of them so that they will not become extinct; OR demonstrate your concern for animal life in the town by caring for birds, dogs, cats, chicken, etc.

  5. Identify the four main types of clouds and tell how they help in weather predictions.

  6. WIth the use of a compass, lay out an orienteering course of at least one kilometer using compass azimuths and distances and which requires measuring distances, heights, and widths (rivers, trees, etc). Point to the North without using a compass during daytime and nighttime.

  7. Demonstrate your ability to swim at least fifty (50) meters using any stroke. Float as motionless as possible in deep water for at least one minute. Explain the eight (8) point safe swim defense plan. Demonstrate three (3) non-swimming methods of rescuing the drowning person.

  8. Demonstrate your ability to cook breakfast, lunch, and dinner for one crew in camp, observing the proper methods of preparing cooking fires, serving the crew, and cleaning up mess.

  9. Plan and go on a hilke and week-end camp, presenting yourself for camp suitably clothed and provisioned for the weather and place of camp. While in camp, demonstrate correct methods of caring for food, drinking water, proper tentage, and waste disposal. Break camp in such a way that nobody will know you ever stayed there.

  10. Earn the Citizenship in the Community, Filipino Heritage , First Aid, and Ecology or Tree Farming

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


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