While a Star Scout, use the EDGE method to teach a younger Scout the skills from ONE of the following six choices, so that he is prepared to pass those requirements to his unit leader’s satisfaction.
- Second Class—7a and 7c (first aid)
- Second Class—1a (outdoor skills)
- Second Class—3c, 3d, 3e, and 3f (cooking/camping)
- First Class—8a, 8b, 8c, and 8d (first aid)
- First Class—1, 7a, and 7b (outdoor skills)
- First Class—4a, 4b, and 4d (cooking/camping)
The latest Boy Scout requirements for Tenderfoot and Life ranks require the Scout to use the BSA EDGE method. This is a four step method for teaching a skill. It is sometimes called Scoutings Teaching EDGE.
The EDGE Method
The EDGE method is a four step method for teaching a skill:
Explain: First explain what you will be doing. Tell them the steps involved. Visual aids might be helpful for this step. Use questions to gauge their understanding.
Demonstrate: Show them how to do the skill. Demonstrate the steps using the actual materials. Describe what you are doing.
Guide: Let them practice the skill. Guide and coach them as they try to do it themselves. This step will take the most time.
Enable: Enable them by letting them do the skill themselves without any intervention.