Tenderfoot rank

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Boy Scout Tenderfoot rank requirement resources include the Tenderfoot rank Worksheet Adobe Acrobat PDF,
lesson videos showing Outdoor Skills, and First Aid Skills plus Merit Badges, and Scout Awards links.
Troop resources include the Advancement Campout and monthly Troop Program Themes.

The Tenderfoot rank requirements were revised effective January 1, 2008.


Tenderfoot Rank

 
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Tenderfoot rank requirements

NOTE: The requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class may be worked on simultaneously; however, these ranks must be earned in sequence.

  1. Present yourself to your leader, properly dressed, before going on an overnight camping trip. Show the camping gear you will use. Show the right way to pack and carry it.
  2. Spend at least one night on a patrol or troop campout. Sleep in a tent you have helped pitch.
  3. On the campout, assist in preparing and cooking one of your patrol's meals. Tell why it is important for each patrol member to share in meal preparation and cleanup, and explain the importance of eating together.
  4. a. Demonstrate how to whip and fuse the ends of a rope.
    b. Demonstrate you know how to tie the following knots and tell what their uses are: two half hitches and the taut-line hitch.
    c. Using the EDGE method, teach another person how to tie the square knot.
  5. Explain the rules of safe hiking, both on the highway and cross-country, during the day and at night. Explain what to do if you are lost.
  6. Demonstrate how to display, raise, lower, and fold the American flag.
  7. Repeat from memory and explain in your own words the Scout Oath, Law, motto, and slogan.
  8. Know your patrol name, give the patrol yell, and describe your patrol flag.
  9. Explain the importance of the buddy system as it relates to your personal safety on outings and in your neighborhood. Describe what a bully is and how you should respond to one.
  10. a. Record your best in the following tests:
    Current results
    Push-ups ________
    Pull-ups ________
    Sit-ups ________
    Standing long jump (______ ft. ______ in.)
    1/4 mile walk/run _____________
    30 days later
    Push-ups ________
    Pull-ups ________
    Sit-ups ________
    Standing long jump (______ ft. ______ in.)
    1/4 mile walk/run _____________
    b. Show improvement in the activities listed in requirement 10a after practicing for 30 days.
  11. Identify local poisonous plants; tell how to treat for exposure to them.
  12. a. Demonstrate how to care for someone who is choking.
    b. Show first aid for the following:
    • Simple cuts and scrapes
    • Blisters on the hand and foot
    • Minor (thermal/heat) burns or scalds (superficial, or first degree)
    • Bites or stings of insects and ticks
    • Venomous snakebite
    • Nosebleed
    • Frostbite and sunburn
  13. Demonstrate Scout spirit by living the Scout Oath and Scout Law in your everyday life. Discuss four specific examples of how you have lived the points of the Scout Law in your daily life.
  14. Participate in a Scoutmaster conference.
  15. Complete your board of review.

NOTE: Alternate Requirements for the Tenderfoot rank are available for Scouts with physical or mental disabilities if they meet the criteria listed in the Boy Scout Requirements book.



The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Boy Scout Requirements, 2014 Edition (BSA Supply No. 33216 - SKU# 619576)

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Notes

Worksheet A FREE workbook for Tenderfoot rank is available here! Adobe Acrobat PDF
with the maps, charts, links, diagrams, and checklists you need!
Or click here to print just the Tenderfoot rank requirements.
meritbadge.org has PDF and DOC versions of
Boy Scout merit badge workbooks,
Webelos workbooks, and Cub Scout workbooks.
  • "The requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks may be worked on simultaneously; however, these ranks must be earned in sequence."
  • Alternate Requirements for the Tenderfoot rank are available for Scouts with physical or mental disabilities.

Requirement resources

1-3. Camping:

4. Knots:

5. Hiking:

6. Flag Ceremonies
7. Scout Oath - Scout Law - Scout Motto - Scout Slogan
8. Patrol
9. Buddy System
10. Fitness:

Baseball - Basketball - Field Hockey - Football - Ice Hockey - Lacrosse - Soccer - Softball - Tennis - Volleyball
  • Unauthorized Sports: Boxing, Karate & "Related Martial Arts" (excepting judo, aikido, and tai chi), Parachuting, Motorized events (motorbikes, drag racing, speedboats), Paintball, Hunting, Parasailing, etc.

11-12. First Aid:
Note: First Aid treatments are constantly being revised. Please see the current First Aid Merit Badge Book and Boy Scout Handbook for much more information.

11. *Video: Poison Ivy & Poison Oak
12a. Mayo: Choking - WebMD: Choking - Video: First Aid for Choking Victims
12b. Mayo: Cuts and scrapes - Video: Cuts - Video: Abrasions
Mayo: Blisters
Mayo: Burns - WebMD: Burns - Video: Burns - Video: Treating Second Degree Burns
Mayo: Insect bites and stings - WebMD:Insect Bites and Stings - Mayo: Spider bites - Mayo: Tick bites - Video: Ticks - Video: Bee Stings
Mayo: Snakebite - WebMD: Snakebite - Video: Venomous Snake Bite - Mayo: Snakebites
Mayo: Nosebleeds - WebMD: Nosebleeds
Mayo: Frostbite - WebMD: Frostbite
Mayo: Sunburn - WebMD: Sunburn - Video: Sunburn

13. What does Scout Spirit really mean? (It's not what you do in your troop!)
14. Scoutmaster Conference - Explains that you don't "pass" a Scoutmaster Conference and how to appeal.
15. Board of Review - What can they ask? How long can it be? Is the uniform really required? How do you appeal?


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Related Awards

1-5: Outdoor Skills Awards Outdoor-related awards

10: Fitness is a great way to start Personal Fitness Merit Badge Personal development-related awards

11-12: Emergency Preparedness Awards Emergency Preparedness-related awards

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