Tenderfoot Rank Patch

Tenderfoot
Rank Requirements*


Requirements were REVISED effective January 1, 2016.

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Transition rules for the Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks:

  • For 2016:
    • Boys joining on or after Jan. 1, 2016, MUST use the new requirements.
    • Boys who joined prior to Jan. 1, 2016,  and who are working on Tenderfoot through First Class MAY continue to work using the previous requirements, but MUST convert to the new requirements upon attaining First Class.
  • After 2016:
    • All Scouts MUST use the new requirements for all ranks.

  • CAMPING and OUTDOOR ETHICS
      1. 1. Present yourself to your leader, properly dressed, before going prepared for an overnight camping trip. Show the personal and camping gear you will use. Show the right way to pack and carry it.
      2. 2. Spend at least one night on a patrol or troop campout. Sleep in a tent you have helped pitch.
      3. Tell how you practiced the Outdoor Code on a campout or outing.
  • COOKING
      1. 3. On the campout, assist in preparing and cooking one of your patrol's the meals.  Tell why it is important for each patrol member to share in meal preparation and cleanup, and explain the importance of eating together.
      2. While on a campout, demonstrate the appropriate method of safely cleaning items used to prepare, serve, and eat a meal.
      3. Explain the importance of eating together as a patrol.
  • TOOLS
      1. Demonstrate a practical use of the square knot.
      2. Demonstrate a practical use of two half-hitches.
      3. Demonstrate a practical use of the taut line hitch.
      4. Demonstrate proper care, sharpening, and use of the knife, saw, and ax. Describe when each should be used.
  • FIRST AID AND NATURE
      1. Demonstrate how to whip and fuse the ends of a rope.
      2. Demonstrate that you know how to tie the following knots and tell what their uses are: two half hitches and the taut-line hitch.
      3. Using the EDGE method teach another person how to tie the square knot.
      1. 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 or ticks
        • Venomous snakebite
        • Nosebleed
        • Frostbite and sunburn
        • Choking
      2. 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.
      3. Tell what you can do on a campout or other outdoor activity to prevent or reduce the occurrence of injuries or exposure listed in Tenderfoot requirements 4a and 4b.
      4. 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
    1. 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.
      1. 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.
      2. Explain what to do if you become lost on a hike or campout.
      3. Explain the rules of safe hiking, both on the highway and cross-country, during the day and at night.
  • FITNESS
    1. Demonstrate how to display, raise, lower, and fold the American flag.
      1. Record your best in the following tests:
        Pushups ________ (Record the number done correctly in 60 seconds)
        Situps 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)
      2. 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.
      3. Show improvement (of any degree) in each activity listed in Tenderfoot requirement 6a after practicing for 30 days.
        Pushups ________ (Record the number done correctly in 60 seconds)
        Situps 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
    1. Repeat from memory and explain in your own words the Scout Oath, Law, motto, and slogan.
      1. Demonstrate how to display, raise, lower, and fold the U.S. flag.
      2. 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
    1. Know your patrol name, give the patrol yell, and describe your patrol flag.
      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
    1. 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.
      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.
      1. Record your best in the following tests:
        • Push-ups
        • Pull-ups
        • Sit-ups
        • Standing long jump
        • 1/4 mile walk/run
      2. 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.
      1. Demonstrate how to care for someone who is choking.
      2. 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 and stings of insects and ticks
        • Venomous snakebite
        • Nosebleed
        • Frostbite and sunburn
      13. Demonstrate scout spirit by living the Scout Oath (Promise) 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.

    2. 14. Participate While working toward Tenderfoot rank, and after completing Scout rank requirement 7, participate in a Scoutmaster conference.
    3. 15. Successfully complete your board of review for the Tenderfoot rank.

Notes:

For Varsity Scouts working on Boy Scout requirements, replace "troop" with "team” and "Scoutmaster" with "Varsity Scout Coach."

The requirements for the Scout, 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 on page 13 of this (i.e. the Boy Scout Requirements) book in the Boy Scout Requirements book.


Source: 2016 Boy Scout Rank Requirements (524-012)


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Please note that Requirement 15 11 - (Successfully complete your board of review for the Tenderfoot rank.) MAY be done AFTER the Scout' has reached age 18.
All other requirements must be completed BEFORE the Scout's 18th Birthday.


Page updated on: November 16, 2016



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