Tenderfoot

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. — Can be done before any campout.


2. Spend at least one night on a patrol or troop campout. Sleep in a tent you have helped pitch. Can be done at any campout.


3. 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 the importance of eating together. Can be done at any campout.


4. a. Demonstrate how to whip and fuse the ends of a rope. Whipping and Fusing Rope Learn and demonstrate to any adult leader


b. Demonstrate you know how to tie the following knots and tell what their uses are: two half hitches and the taut-line hitch.


c. Using the EDGE method, teach another person how to tie the square knot. We will learn practice this at meetings. Demonstate this to any leader at a meeting or camput


5. 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. Learn and explain to any leader


6. Demonstrate how to display, raise, lower, and fold the American flag. We will talk about this at a meeting. Ask and any leader can work with you on this.


7. Repeat from memory and explain in your own words the Scout Oath, Law, motto, and slogan. Learn and tell any adult leader


8. Know your patrol name, give the patrol yell, and describe your patrol flag. Learn and tell any adult leader


9. 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. Learn and tell any adult leader


10. a. Record your best in the following tests: This needs to be done by the scout on his own and recorded in his book

  • Push-ups
  • Pull-ups
  • Sit-ups
  • Standing long jump
  • 1/4 mile walk/run

b. Show improvement in the activities listed in requirement 10a after practicing for 30 days. After the 30 days are over, present book to an adult leader to get it signed off


11. Identify local poisonous plants; tell how to treat for exposure to them. We talk about this at least once a year at a meeting


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

Tenderfoot First Aid
We learn and practice first aid at meetings


Once the above requirements are accomplished, talk to the scoutmaster about the below requirements
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.
14. Participate in a Scoutmaster conference.
15. Complete your board of review.

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