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 requirements
NOTE: *For Varsity Scouts working on Boy Scout requirements, replace "troop" with "team” and "Scoutmaster" with "Varsity Scout Coach." 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 if they meet the criteria listed in the Boy Scout Requirements book.
Camping and Outdoor Ethics
First Aid and Nature
| A FREE workbook for Tenderfoot rank is available here! |
with the maps, charts, links, diagrams, and checklists you need!
|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 qualifying physical or mental disabilities.
- The Advancement Campout includes all of the camping, cooking, first aid, and hiking skills through First Class.
- BSA Videos: The BSA Video: Skills Lessons are excellent but are large files that require Apple QuickTime.
- Most Links provide a number of resources including videos from the Outdoor Skills, Swimming Skills, and First Aid Skills.
1. BSA Video: Overnight camping gear TF1.m4v - Outdoor Checklists - Packing a Backpack - Clothing - Outdoor Gear - Footwear - Sleeping Bags - Sleeping Pads
2. BSA Video: Help pitch a tent TF2.m4v - Tent Setup
3. BSA Video: Help cook a meal TF3.m4v - Cooking Skills - Backpacking Stoves
4. Knots: BSA Video: Whip a rope TF4a.m4v - Whipping and Fusing - BSA Video: Knots TF4b.m4v - Taut-Line Hitch - Two Half Hitches
- Animated Knots: Basic Scout Knots - Forty Scout knots - Special Knots - Sailing knots - Fishing knots - Folsoms Knots - Animatedknots.com - Great Animations - More Animated Knots - More great Animated Knots - Still more - Knot Videos - Basics Videos - Basics2
- Other Knot Links: Advanced knots - Ropers Knots Page - Climbing Knots - Fishing knots - Knots Index
5. BSA Video: Safe hiking TF5.m4v - Hiking Skills - Navigation - Navigation Without a Compass
6. BSA Video: American flag TF6.m4v - Flag Ceremonies
7. BSA Video: Scout Oath, Law, motto, and slogan TF7.m4v - Scout Oath - Scout Law - Scout Motto - Scout Slogan
8. BSA Video: Patrol name, flag, and yell TF8.m4v - Patrol
9. BSA Video: Buddy system TF9.m4v - Buddy System - BSA: Bullying Prevention and Intervention Tips for Scout Leaders and Parents
10. Fitness: BSA Video: Fitness TF10a.m4v - BSA Video: Fitness improvements TF10b.m4v
- Rules, etiquette, equipment, diagram of playing area:
- 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:
11. BSA Video: Poisonous plants TF11.m4v - Poisonous Plants
12a. BSA Video: Heimlich maneuver TF12a.m4v - Choking
12b. BSA Video: First aid TF12b.m4v - Cuts and Scratches - Blisters - Burns - Bites and Stings - Snakebite - Nosebleed - Frostbite - Sunburn
- Your handbook is your primary reference. See First Aid Skills for step-by-step instructions and lesson video links.
- See also: First Aid Merit Badge Pamphlet - First Aid Kit - Emergency Kit - Guide to Safe Scouting - Physcial
13. BSA Video: Scout spirit TF13.m4v - What does Scout Spirit really mean? (It's not what you do in your troop!)
14. BSA Video: Scoutmaster conference TF14.m4v - Scoutmaster Conference - Explains that you don't "pass" a Scoutmaster Conference and how to appeal.
15. BSA Video: Board of review TF15.m4v - Board of Review - What can they ask? How long can it be? Is the uniform really required? How do you appeal?
|Boy Scout portal|
|Varsity Scout portal|
1-5: Outdoor Skills 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
- Skills Instruction and Videos: First Aid Skills - Swimming - Outdoor Skills - Wilderness Survival - Backpacking - Cooking - Navigation - Campfires - Clothing - Cycling Skills