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x6 Boy Scouts tunities. He saves his money so that he my pay kis own wy, be generous to thosein need, and helpful to worthy objects. He nay work for pay I ,rest not redw lips for amrte.vies or good tums. 10. A se, omt is brave. He has the courage to face danger in spite of fear and has to stmd up for the right aga/nst the coaxings of/riends or the jeers or threats of enemies, and defeat does not down him. II. A scout is He keeps clean in body and thought, stands for clean speech, 'clean sport, clean habits, and travels with a clean crowcL 12. A scout is reverent. �He is reverent toward God. He is faiLkful in his religious duties and respects the convictions of others in matters of custom and religion. The Three Classes of Scouts There are three classes of scouts among the Boy Scouts of America, the tenderfoot, second-class scout., and first-class scout. Before a boy ean become a tenderfoot he must qualify for same. A tenderfoot, therefore, is superior to the ordinary boy because of his training. To be a tendexfoot means to occupy the lowest grade in scouting. A tenderfoot on meeting certain requirements may become a second-class scout, and a second-class scout upon meeting another set of requirements may become a first-class scout. The. first-class scout may then qualify for the various merit badges which are offered in another part of this chapter for proficiency in s.couting. The requirements of the tenderfoot, second-class scout, and first- class scout, axe as follows: Tenderfoot To become a scout a boy must be at least twelve years of age and must pass a test in the following: Tenderfoot x. Know the scout law, sign, salute, and significance of the badge. 5. Know the composition and history of the national flag and the customary forms of respect due to it. 3- Tie four out of the following knots: square or reef, sheet-bend, bowline, fisher- man's, sheepshank, halter, clov..hitch. timber hitch, or two half hitches,,t, bkJOOle