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Scouting/BSA/Ranks/Tenderfoot

TenderfootEdit

There is a total of 15 requirements for the Scout badge including the Scoutmaster's conference.

Requirement 1Edit

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.

Requirement 2Edit

Spend at least one night on a patrol or troop campout. Sleep in a tent you have helped pitch.

Requirement 3Edit

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 theimportance of eating together.

Requirement 4Edit

Demonstrate:

  • 4a Demonstrate how to whip and fuse the ends of a rope.
  • 4b Demonstrate that you know how to tie the following knots and tell what their uses are: two half hitches and the taut-line hitch.
  • 4c Using the EDGE method, teach another person how to tie the square knot.

Requirement 5Edit

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.

Requirement 6Edit

Demonstrate how to display, raise, lower, and fold the American flag.

Requirement 7Edit

Repeat from memory and explain in your own words the Scout Oath, Law, motto, and slogan.

Requirement 8Edit

Know your patrol name, give the patrol yell, and describe your patrol flag.

Requirement 9Edit

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.

Requirement 10Edit

  • 10a 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 _____________

  • 10b Show improvement in the activities listed in requirement 10a after practicing for 30 days.

Requirement 11Edit

Identify local poisonous plants; tell how to treat for exposure to them.

Requirement 12Edit

  • 12a Demonstrate how to care for someone who is choking.
  • 12b 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

Requirement 13Edit

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.

Requirement 14Edit

Participate in a Scoutmaster conference.

Requirement 15Edit

Complete your board of review.