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Tenderfoot Rank Patch    Tenderfoot Scout

NOTE: These requirements may be worked on simultaneously with those for Second Class and First Class; however these ranks must be earned in sequence.   These requirements effective April 1, 1999
  1. 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.
  2. Spend at least one night on a patrol or troop campout. Sleep in a tent you have helped pitch.
  3. On a 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 the importance of eating together.
    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.
  5. Explain the rules of safe hiking, both on a highway and cross-country, during the day and at night. Explain what to do if you are lost.
  6. Demonstrate how to display, raise, lower, and fold the American flag.
  7. Repeat from memory and explain in your own words the Scout Oath, Law, and slogan.
  8. Know your patrol name, give the patrol yell, and describe your patrol flag.
  9. Explain why we use the buddy system in Scouting.
    1. Record your best in the following tests:
      • Pushups _______
      • Pull-ups _______
      • Sit-ups _______
      • Standing long jump _______ft _______in
      • 1/4-mile walk/run _______
    2. Show improvement in the activities listed in requirement 10a after practicing for 30 days.
      • Pushups _______
      • Pull-ups _______
      • Sit-ups _______
      • Standing long jump _______ft _______in
      • 1/4-mile walk/run _______
  11. Identify local poisonous plants; tell how to treat for exposure to them.
    1. Demonstrate the Heimlich maneuver and tell when it is used.
    2. Show first aid for the following:
      • Simple cuts and scratches
      • Blisters on the hand and foot
      • Minor burns or scalds (first degree)
      • Bites and stings of insects and ticks
      • Poisonous snakebite
      • Nosebleed
      • Frostbite and sunburn
  13. Participate in a Scoutmaster conference.
  14. Complete your board of review.

NOTE: Alternate requirements for the Tenderfoot rank are available for Scouts with physical or mental disabilities if they meet the criteria listed on page 6 of the Boy Scout Requirements book. (No. 33215A)


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