These requirements were the ones in
effect until April 1, 1999, but have been superceded.
NOTE: These requirements may be worked on simultaneously with those for Second Class
and First Class; however these ranks must be earned in sequence.
- 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.
- Spend at least one night on a patrol or troop campout. Sleep in a tent you have helped
pitch on a ground bed you have prepared.
- a. Demonstrate how to whip and fuse the ends of a rope.
- b. Demonstrate you know how to tie the following knots and tell what their
uses are: two half hitches and the tautline hitch.
- 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.
- Demonstrate how to display, raise, lower, and fold the American flag.
- Repeat from memory and explain in your own words the Scout
Oath, Law, motto, and slogan.
- Know your patrol name, give the patrol yell, and describe your patrol flag.
- Explain why we use the buddy system in Scouting.
- a. Record your best in the following tests:
- Standing long jump
- Run/walk approximately one quarter mile.
- b. Show improvement in the activities listed above after practicing for 30
- Identify local poisonous plants; tell how to treat for exposure to them.
- a. Demonstrate the Heimlich maneuver and tell when it is used.
- b. 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
- Frostbite and Sunburn
- Participate in a Scoutmaster conference.
- 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 in the Boy Scout Requirements book. (No. 33215B)
Please note that Requirement
13 - (Complete your Board of Review) MAY be done AFTER the Scout' has reached age
18. All other requirements must be completed BEFORE the Scout's 18th Birthday.
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November 28, 2017
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