Quiz about Ranks in the Boy Scouts of America
Quiz about Ranks in the Boy Scouts of America

Ranks in the Boy Scouts of America Quiz


The Boy Scouts of America was formed on February 8, 1910, by Baden Powell. This quiz consists of ten questions about its ranks.

A multiple-choice quiz by Buddy1. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Buddy1
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
366,252
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
6 / 10
Plays
280
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Scroll down to the bottom for the answer key.
1. Which of the following is a requirement to be a First Class Scout? Hint

Be able to tie a square knot
Complete the Boy Scouts of America swimming test
Serve in a leadership position within a Boy Scout troop
Show how to display, raise, lower, and fold the American flag

2. Which of the following ranks in the Boy Scouts of America is the highest? Hint

Star
Second Class
Eagle
First Class

3. What is the minimum amount of time a Star Scout must stay at that rank until he can become a Life Scout? Hint

Four months
Two years
One year
Six months

4. Which requirement is always done last in order to complete the requirements of a specific rank in the Boy Scouts of America? Hint

Participate in a Scoutmaster conference
Take part in a service project
Earn merit badges
Complete a board of review

5. Suppose a US Boy Scout is working on Tenderfoot requirements. Can that scout also work on First Class requirements?

Yes
No

6. In the Boy Scouts of America, which of the following requirements are not the same in order to be a Life Scout and in order to be an Eagle Scout? Hint

Demonstrate Scout spirit by living the Scout Oath and the Scout Law
Participate in a board of review
Earn five merit badges
Participate in a Scoutmaster conference

7. When is earning a merit badge first required to complete the requirements of a particular American Boy Scout rank? Hint

Second Class
Life
Star
First Class

8. Can a US Boy Scout still earn merit badges after reaching the rank of Eagle?

Yes
No

9. Can an Eagle Scout be part of someone else's service project to complete that requirement?

Yes
No

10. Which of the following requirements for Eagle Scout can an American Boy Scout complete after his 18th birthday? Hint

An Eagle Scout can't do anything after his 18th birthday
Be a leadership role in the troop
Complete an Eagle Scout board of review
Participate in a service project


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which of the following is a requirement to be a First Class Scout?

Answer: Complete the Boy Scouts of America swimming test

There are sixteen requirements to become a First Class scout. One of those is to complete the Boy Scouts of America swimming test. To pass the test, a scout must jump into a pool, swim 75 yards in a strong manner, swim 25 yards using a backstroke, and finally rest by floating. A Boy Scout must also complete this test by making one sharp turn, and the test must be done without stopping.

Displaying, raising, lowering, and folding the American flag is a requirement for Tenderfoot. Serving in a leadership position for four months is a requirement for Star. Being able to tie a square knot is a requirement to be a Scout.

Other Tenderfoot requirements include explaining why the buddy system is used, demonstrating the Heimlich maneuver, and spending a night on a campout sleeping in a tent the Boy Scout pitched.
2. Which of the following ranks in the Boy Scouts of America is the highest?

Answer: Eagle

In order, the ranks are Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, Life, and Eagle. This means of the choices listed Eagle is the highest. Scout was not originally considered a rank, even though its requirements must be met before being a Tenderfoot. However, in 2016, it was changed so that Scout would be a rank.
3. What is the minimum amount of time a Star Scout must stay at that rank until he can become a Life Scout?

Answer: Six months

One of the requirements for being a Life Scout is to be active in one's troop for six months prior to becoming a Life Scout. Therefore, it must take at least six months to be promoted to a Life Scout. Depending on how long it takes to complete the other six requirements, it may take longer.
4. Which requirement is always done last in order to complete the requirements of a specific rank in the Boy Scouts of America?

Answer: Complete a board of review

For each rank, a board of review must be completed and it must be done after all other requirements have been completed. The board of review consists of between three and six members of the troop committee. During the board of review, the members will ask the scout his opinions on the troop, what he has learned, and ensure that all the requirements have indeed been met.
5. Suppose a US Boy Scout is working on Tenderfoot requirements. Can that scout also work on First Class requirements?

Answer: Yes

Most of the requirements can be done at any time. Just because a scout isn't a Second Class Scout (meaning he is working to become a First Class Scout) doesn't mean he can't work on First Class requirements.
Some of the requirements such as being in a leadership role, participating in a Scoutmaster conference, and completing a board of review can't be done until the scout is the appropriate rank. These requirements are usually found in the higher ranks.
6. In the Boy Scouts of America, which of the following requirements are not the same in order to be a Life Scout and in order to be an Eagle Scout?

Answer: Earn five merit badges

The requirements to be a Star, Life, or Eagle Scout are very similar to one another; there are just a few exceptions. Regarding Life and Eagle Scout, one difference is the number of merit badges that have to be earned. In both cases, merit badges must be earned, but to become a Life Scout, one must earn five merit badges, three of which are required for Eagle. To become an Eagle Scout, one must earn ten additional merit badges, for a total of 21 merit badges.
7. When is earning a merit badge first required to complete the requirements of a particular American Boy Scout rank?

Answer: Star

Earning merit badges are first required to become a Star Scout; however, a Boy Scout may start earning merit badges at any time. To become a Star Scout, a scout must earn six merit badges, four of which are required to be an Eagle Scout. Earning merit badges is also a requirement in becoming a Life Scout and an Eagle Scout.
8. Can a US Boy Scout still earn merit badges after reaching the rank of Eagle?

Answer: Yes

A Boy Scout may continue earning merit badges after becoming an Eagle Scout. He may continue earning merit badges until he reaches the age of 18. After reaching the rank of Eagle, there are bronze, silver, and gold palms that a scout can earn multiple times. To get each palm, a scout must earn five additional merit badges. If a scout earned merit badges before reaching a particular rank, those badges may count.
9. Can an Eagle Scout be part of someone else's service project to complete that requirement?

Answer: No

A service project is required to become any rank, Tenderfoot and above. The hours differ in each case: one hour for Tenderfoot, two hours for Second Class, three hours for First Class, six hours for Star, six hours for Life, and no minimum hours for Eagle.

This can consist of one or more than one service project. One difference between an Eagle Scout's service project and the service project for other ranks is that an Eagle Scout's service project must be his own.
10. Which of the following requirements for Eagle Scout can an American Boy Scout complete after his 18th birthday?

Answer: Complete an Eagle Scout board of review

An Eagle Scout may complete his board of review after his 18th birthday, assuming every other requirement has been met. If he is working any other requirement for Eagle Scout, then he can't complete them and therefore he leaves the Boy Scouts as a Life Scout.

It is believed that only about 3% of scouts become Eagle Scouts before either dropping out or reaching his 18th birthday.
Source: Author Buddy1

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