Information to Share with the Troop Committee and Scoutmasters

This page contains resources for learning Scout Skill for Ranks and for PASS. Continue to check back frequently. More content will be added to this page as it is developed or located.
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P.A.S.S. Forms and Information

P.A.S.S. General Instructions and Sign Off Sheet   PDF Document

You must be at least a First Class Scout to be tested on the P.A.S.S. requirements. This document contains the general instructions for P.A.S.S., the Proficiency Award for Scoutcraft Skills. It also contains the more detailed sign-off sheet used to track a Scout's progress towards P.A.S.S.

P.A.S.S. Skills Instruction Manual   PDF Document

This Acrobat document is a skills instruction manual for some of the items tested in PASS. It does not cover the entire test. However, if provides invaluable information for Scouts attempting to pass the tests that it does cover. Must reading for all PASS candidates. (10 MB) (Updated 1 December 2019)


Here are a series of videos demonstrating how to tie the 6 knots learned from Scout through First Class. They are demonstrated using the method we have taught for many years and expect the Scouts to use for PASS.

Tents - Alps Mountaineering

Here are a video with audio giving a demonstration and instructions for setting up a Troop 497 Alps Mountaineering tent a second video on taking it down and packing the tent.

Other Useful Information

Here is some other useful information for merit badges and general knowledge