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Tenderfoot edit

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

Requirement 1 edit

Present yourself to your leader, properly dressed before going on an overnight camping trip.

Show the camping gear you will use and the right way to pack it and carry.

Camping out can be one of the best part of scouting specially if you take the right gear and few just locations and the weather to be.

For picking a closing gear it is a good idea to look the weather forecast for the day should be camping. To be sure a think of everything you need check out the checklist with the personal of your camping gear in Boy’s Scout Handbook.

You definitely need the ten outdoor settles like a:

  • Pocket knife
  • First- aid kit
  • Extra clothing
  • Rain gear
  • Water bottle
  • Flashlight
  • Trail food
  • Matches/ fire starters
  • Sun protection
  • Compass and a map.
  • Soap
  • Toothbrush
  • Dental floss
  • Comb
  • Washcloth
  • Towel.

Just remember the checklist for personal gear and for put here on your boys’ scout handbag to make sure you have everything you need for your camp out.

We have an important saying in scouts: “Pack it in, Pack it out!”

That means we have to take camping must be carried back home with only when return behind, no leather or gear, nothing berry, the storms, the woods, lakes or streams.

So you definitely need a backpack to carry yourselves and a cover to keep it dry. Some backpacks have external model frames another have stiff internal frame holds a pack stable.

The dip belt is important because it shifts the weight of the pack from your shoulders to your hips on legs.

A pack doesn’t weigh the right can be really pain in the back, so we should a try of the pack could weigh inside before picking one to yourself.

Since you probably be carrying your own gear alongside protects your gear, here’s some hints for packing your pack.

Arrange soft items like cloths and socks sole in the cushion in pack.

Keep your rain gear, Flashlight, First Aid Kit, and Water Bottle near the top or in the outside pocket we can reach it easily.

If there is rain put just sleeping bag inside the pack. If not, wrap it with a ground cloth or plastic trash pad in top it under of top bag and strap it to the frame … and storing items in the same place each time you hit the trail helps quickly find what you need when you needed.

Well, that’s the “Tenderfoot Requirement Number One”.

With the help of the camping your checklist and these now info in your Boy’s Scout Handbook.

You can have your gear ready for inspection by a leader and ready hit the trail. then you will be ready to have some real fun camping out.

Requirement 2 edit

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

Requirement 3 edit

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 4 edit


  • 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 5 edit

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 6 edit

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

Requirement 7 edit

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

Requirement 8 edit

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

Requirement 9 edit

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 10 edit

  • 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 11 edit

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

Requirement 12 edit

  • 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 13 edit

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 14 edit

Participate in a Scoutmaster conference.

Requirement 15 edit

Complete your board of review.