Tenderfoot rank

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==Recognition==
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[[Image:Tenderfoot rank pin.png|thumb|Tenderfoot rank pin]]
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The [[Guide to Advancement]] states, "when a board of review has approved his advancement, the Scout deserves recognition as soon as possible. This should be done at a ceremony at the next unit meeting. His achievement may be recognized again later, during a formal court of honor. <ref>[Guide to Advancement - 4.2.1.4 ''The Scout Is Recognized'']</ref>
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The Scout may be awarded his rank patch or a rank pin.
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# The [[Advancement Campout]] includes all of the camping, cooking, first aid, and hiking skills through [[First Class]].
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[[Image:tenderfoot2010.jpg|thumb|right|2010 Tenderfoot rank badge.]]
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*"The requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks may be worked on simultaneously; however, these ranks must be earned in sequence."
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*[[Alternate Requirements for the First Three Ranks|Alternate Requirements for the Tenderfoot rank]] are available for Scouts with physical or mental disabilities.
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'''1a.''' [[Outdoor Checklists]] - [[Packing a Backpack]] - [[Clothing]] - [[Outdoor Gear]] - [[Footwear]] - [[Sleeping Bags]] - [[Sleeping Pads]]<br>
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'''1b.''' [[Tent Setup]]<br>
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'''1c.''' [[Outdoor Code]]<br>
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'''2a.''' [[Cooking Skills]] - [[Backpacking Stoves]]<br>
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'''3a.''' [[Square Knot]]<br>
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'''3b.''' [[Two half-hitches]]<br>
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'''3c.''' [[Taut-line hitch]]<br>
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'''3d.''' [[Knife Skills]] - [[Ax and Saw Skills]]<br>
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'''4a.''' [[Cuts and Scratches]] - [[Blisters]] - [[Burns]] - [[Bites and Stings]] - [[Snakebite]] - [[Nosebleed]] - [[Frostbite]] - [[Sunburn]] - [[Choking]]<br>
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'''5.''' [[Hiking Skills]] - [[Navigation]] - [[Navigation Without a Compass]] - [[Buddy system]]<br>
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'''9.''' [[Scout Spirit]] - [[Scout Oath]] - [[Scout Law]] - [[Duty to God]]<br>
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'''10.''' [[Scoutmaster conference]] - Explains that you don't "pass" a Scoutmaster Conference and how to [[Appealing a Decision|appeal]].<br>
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'''11.''' [[Board of Review]] - What can they ask? How long can it be? Is the [[uniform]] really required? How do you [[Appealing a Decision|appeal]]?<br>
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Current revision

On Jan 2016, new requirements went into effect. Boy Scouts and adult Scouters associated with those groups were able to continue to use the old requirements through all of 2016. Since Jan 2017, all Scouts must use the current (new) requirements regardless of rank.
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.


Tenderfoot rank

 
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Second Class rank

The advancement program for Boy Scouts is symbolized by the earning of seven badges each representing a different rank. The program is often considered to be divided into two phases.

The first phase of advancement (from Scout to First Class) is designed to teach the Scoutcraft skills, how to participate in a group, and to learn self-reliance. The Scout rank badge is awarded when the Scout demonstrates a rudimentary knowledge of the Scouting ideals and program, demonstrates basic Scoutcraft skills (knots & pocknetknife safety), and completes a youth protection and internet safety exercise with his parents. Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class have progressively harder requirements in the areas of fitness, citizenship, personal growth, tools, cooking, first aid and emergency preparedness, aquatics, hiking and navigation, nature, outdoor ethics, and Scout Spirit.

Contents


Tenderfoot rank requirements

Camping and Outdoor Ethics

1a. Present yourself to your leader, prepared for an overnight camping trip. Show the personal and camping gear you will use. Show the right way to pack and carry it.
1b. Spend at least one night on a patrol or troop campout. Sleep in a tent you have helped pitch.
1c. Tell how you practiced the Outdoor Code on a campout or outing

Cooking

2a. On the campout, assist in preparing one of the meals. Tell why it is important for each patrol member to share in meal preparation and cleanup.
2b. While on a campout, demonstrate an appropriate method of safely cleaning items used to prepare, serve, and eat a meal.
2c. Explain the importance of eating together as a patrol.

Tools

3a. Demonstrate a practical use of the square knot.
3b. Demonstrate a practical use of two half-hitches.
3c. Demonstrate a practical use of the taut-line hitch.
3d. Demonstrate proper care, sharpening, and use of the knife, saw, and ax.
Describe when each should be used.

First Aid and Nature

4a. Show first aid for the following:
4b. Describe common poisonous or hazardous plants; identify any that grow in your local area or campsite location. Tell how to treat for exposure to them.
4c. Tell what you can do while on a campout or other outdoor activity to prevent or reduce the occurrence of injuries or exposure listed in Tenderfoot requirements 4a and 4b.
4d. Assemble a personal first-aid kit to carry with you on future campouts and hikes. Tell how each item in the kit would be used.

Hiking

5a. Explain the importance of the buddy system as it relates to your personal safety on outings and in your neighborhood. Use the buddy system while on a troop or patrol outing.
5b. Describe what to do if you become lost on a hike or campout.
5c. Explain the rules of safe hiking, both on the highway and cross-country, during the day and at night.

Fitness

6a. Record your best in the following tests:
  • Push-ups ________ (Record the number done correctly in 60 seconds.)
  • Sit-ups or curl-ups ________ (Record the number done correctly in 60 seconds.)
  • Back-saver sit-and-reach (Record the distance stretched.)
  • 1-mile walk/run _____________ (Record the time.)
6b. Develop and describe a plan for improvement in each of the activities listed in Tenderfoot requirement 6a. Keep track of your activity for at least 30 days.
6c. Show improvement (of any degree) in each activity listed in Tenderfoot requirement 6a after practicing for 30 days.
  • Push-ups ________ (Record the number done correctly in 60 seconds.)
  • Sit-ups or curl-ups ________ (Record the number done correctly in 60 seconds.)
  • Back-saver sit-and-reach (Record the distance stretched.)
  • 1-mile walk/run _____________ (Record the time.)

Citizenship

7a. Demonstrate how to display, raise, lower, and fold the U.S. flag.
7b. Participate in a total of one hour of service in one or more service projects approved by your Scoutmaster. Explain how your service to others relates to the Scout slogan and Scout motto.

Leadership

8. Describe the steps in Scouting’s Teaching EDGE method. Use the Teaching EDGE method to teach another person how to tie the square knot.

Scout Spirit

9. Demonstrate Scout spirit by living the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Tell how you have done your duty to God and how you have lived four different points of the Scout Law in your everyday life.
____________________    ____________________    ____________________    ____________________
10. While working toward the Tenderfoot rank, and after completing Scout rank requirement 7, participate in a Scoutmaster conference.
11. Successfully complete your board of review for the Tenderfoot rank.

Footnotes


The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
2018 Boy Scout Requirements, No. 33216, 2018 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #641568)

View the change list (history) of these requirements. The text of these requirements may be locked. In that case, they can only be edited
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Please note any errors found in the above requirements on this article's Talk Page.

Recognition

Tenderfoot rank pin
Tenderfoot rank pin

The Guide to Advancement states, "when a board of review has approved his advancement, the Scout deserves recognition as soon as possible. This should be done at a ceremony at the next unit meeting. His achievement may be recognized again later, during a formal court of honor. [1]

The Scout may be awarded his rank patch or a rank pin.


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,
Cub Scout workbooks, and Nova Award workbooks.
  1. [Guide to Advancement - 4.2.1.4 The Scout Is Recognized]
  1. The Advancement Campout includes all of the camping, cooking, first aid, and hiking skills through First Class.
2010 Tenderfoot rank badge.
2010 Tenderfoot rank badge.

Requirement resources

1a. Outdoor Checklists - Packing a Backpack - Clothing - Outdoor Gear - Footwear - Sleeping Bags - Sleeping Pads
1b. Tent Setup
1c. Outdoor Code
2a. Cooking Skills - Backpacking Stoves
3a. Square Knot
3b. Two half-hitches
3c. Taut-line hitch
3d. Knife Skills - Ax and Saw Skills
4a. Cuts and Scratches - Blisters - Burns - Bites and Stings - Snakebite - Nosebleed - Frostbite - Sunburn - Choking
4b. Poisonous Plants
4d. First-aid kit
5. Hiking Skills - Navigation - Navigation Without a Compass - Buddy system
7a. Flag Ceremonies
7b. Service Projects
8. Teaching EDGE - Square Knot
9. Scout Spirit - Scout Oath - Scout Law - Duty to God
10. Scoutmaster conference - Explains that you don't "pass" a Scoutmaster Conference and how to appeal.
11. Board of Review - What can they ask? How long can it be? Is the uniform really required? How do you appeal?

Related Awards

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Outdoor-related awards

10: Fitness

Personal development-related awards

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Emergency Preparedness-related awards


See also

Boy Scout portal
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