Tenderfoot Badge

Tenderfoot is the first rank of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). A Scout can work on the requirements for the Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks at the same time, but each rank must be earned in sequence. The badge is awarded when the Scout completes requirements in the areas of Scoutcraft, physical fitness, citizenship, personal growth and Scout Spirit.

In order to receive this rank you must complete 
  1. present your self 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 helped pitch.
  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. 
  4. Demonstrate how to whip and fuse the ends of a rope.
  5. Demonstrate that you know how to tie the following knots and tell what their uses are: two half hitches and the taut-line hitch.
  6. 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.
  7. Demonstrate how to display, raise, lower, and fold the American flag.
  8. Repeat from memory and explain in your own words the Scout Oath, Law, motto, and slogan.
  9. Know your patrol name, give the patrol yell, and describe your patrol flag.
  10. A. - Record your best now and compare 30 days later in the following tests: Push-ups, Pull-ups, Sit-ups, Standing long jump, 1/4 mile walk/run
    B. -  Show improvement in the activities listed in requirements 10a after practicing for 30 days.
  11. Identify local poisonous plants; tell how to treat for exposure to them.
  12. A. - Demonstrate the Heimlich maneuver and tell when it is used.
    B. - Show first aid for the following:
    -Simple cuts and scratches 
    -Blister on the hand and foot
    -Minor burns or scalds (first-degree)
    -Bites or stings of insects and ticks
    -Venomous snakebite
    -Nosebleed
    -Frostbite and sunburn
  13. Demonstrate the Scout spirit by living the Scout Oath (Promise) and Scout Law in your everyday life.
  14. Participate in a Scoutmaster's conference
  15. Complete a board of review.