Boy Scout Archives: Boy Scout Tenderfoot Rank

Tenderfoot is the first rank a Boy Scout can earn. The requirements for Tenderfoot introduce the youth to the skills he needs to get started in Boy Scouting.

The Tenderfoot requirements may be worked on simultaneously with the requirements for Second Class and First Class; these ranks must still be earned in sequence though.


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backpackingBackpacking Troop Program Feature  This backpacking program feature offers the opportunity to learn more about hiking and low impact camping. A Boy Scout troop PLC can plan a whole month of activities incorporating a backpacking theme.

 

US FlagFlag Retirement and Grommets  A reader asks about what to do with the grommets after a flag retirement ceremony. What are your opinions?

 

WildernessWilderness Survival Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts  This wilderness survival program feature offers the opportunity to plan a month's worth of troop activities with a focus on outdoor skills and survival techniques.

 

Cooking Kebabs on a FireCooking Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts  This cooking program feature for Boy Scouts offers the opportunity to plan a month's worth of troop activities with food and cooking theme. The featured activity for this month is a patrol feast.

 

Norman Rockwell's Boy Scout paintingBoard of Review Questions  Reader Shelley asked "I'm a new Troop Committee Chair and was wondering if anyone has some great questions that they ask their Scouts during their Board of Reviews?" Sometimes committee members struggle to come up with good Board of Review questions.

 

ScienceScience Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts  This science program feature offers the opportunity to plan a month's worth of troop activities with a weather and energy theme.

 

HonestyDid You Ever Do a Den Meeting on Bullying?  This question was sent to me by reader Barbara: It has come to my knowledge that one of my boys (Webelos) is being bullied in school. Now, one of my new recruits is one of the bulliers. I would like to do a den meeting on bullying awareness. Maybe you can be of some help. Thanks.

 

Group of Young Men PlayingAthletics Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts  This athletics program feature offers the opportunity to plan a month's worth of troop activities with an athletics theme.

 

backpackingBackpacking Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts  A backpacking programs feature offers the opportunity to learn the skills to successfully plan and carry out a backpacking trip.

 

Dutch OvenSpecial Cooking Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts  The Special Cooking Troop Program Feature offers the opportunity to explore cooking with special equipment and techniques, including Dutch oven cooking, foil packs, and camp stoves.

 

leadershipLeadership Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts  This program feature offers the opportunity to explore different aspects of leadership. This would be an especially relevant program theme if your troop youth leadership elections are approaching.

 

Forest HikeForestry Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts  The forestry program feature offers the opportunity to introduce natural resource management and conservation in a Boy Scout troop setting.

 

US FlagSimple Indoor Closing Flag Ceremony  Basic instructions for a very simple closing flag ceremony. This simple closing flag ceremony is appropriate for a den, pack, or other meeting.

 

physical fitnessPhysical Fitness Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts  The physical fitness troop program feature offers the opportunity to introduce concepts of exercise diet, and healthy habits in a troop setting.

 

American eagle with flagCitizenship Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts  The citizenship troop program feature offers the opportunity to introduce concepts of history, flag etiquette, and responsibilities in a troop setting.

 

The Outdoor Knots BookThe Outdoor Knots Book (Mountaineers Outdoor Basics)   Many outdoor activities require extensive knowledge of knots: camping, climbing, rappelling, spelunking, and more.

 

How To Treat a Knife Cut  What is the best way to treat a knife cut? This article from Boy's Life magazine explains how to stop the bleeding, clean the cut, and dress the wound.

 

blister treatmentBlister Treatment - First Aid  Blisters are a common injury for outdoor and physical activities. Correct blister treatment can prevent further irritation. Learn blister first aid.

 

LifesaverSafety Programs Feature for Boy Scouts  The Boy Scout Roundtable Planning Guide suggests a Safety troop program feature for August 2012. This program feature offers the opportunity to introduce kids to safety programs in a troop setting.

 

How the Boy Scout Law Relates to the Ten Commandments   Comparing the 10 Commandments to the Boy Scout Law is an interesting activity for any Boy Scout group.

 

1776 fun and easy tools, tips, and activities to help your child love this countryHow to Raise an American: Citizenship Activities for Kids  This is a book for adults interested in instilling citizenship and a love of our nation in kids. It includes 1776 specific ideas for raising patriotic Americans.

 

This book covers why countries have flags, the history and requirements of US flag designs, and flag etiquette.Flag Etiquette for Kids - Our American Flag  Looking for information on flag etiquette for kids? This book covers why countries have flags, the history and requirements of US flag designs, and flag etiquette.

 

15-piece survival kit built for hostile environments, Includes Gerber miniature multi-tool for a range of applications, Survival blanket, fire starter, snare wire, fishing and sewing kits, and more, Land to air rescue and SOS instructions, Comes with Bear Grylls' Priorities of Survival pocket guideBear Grylls Survival Series Ultimate Kit  Nylon pouch, multi-tool, miniature light, hand saw, signaling mirror, survival blanket, fire starter, waterproof matches, cotton ball fire tinder, snare wire, emergency cord, waxed thread, fishing kit, sewing kit, pocket survival guide, and rescue instructions.

 

Brazos Free Form Walking Sticks are made of hard dense wood, make them suitable for both hiking through rugged terrain and casual strolls on walking trails.Walking Stick (From 41 to 58 inches for correct sizing)  This  walking stick comes in 4 different lengths so you can get the correct size for your height, resulting in more comfortable hiking.

 

This is great for Scout units, because you can pick up the book and know you are going to be able to find something within a reasonable driving distance.60 Hikes Within 60 Miles (Multiple Locations Available)  This is great for Scout units, because you can pick up the book and know you are going to be able to find something within a reasonable driving distance.

 

An unofficial guide to help parents, new leaders, and even scouting youth to better understand scouting goals and participate in Boy ScoutingBeginning Boy Scouts  An unofficial guide to help parents, new leaders, and even scouting youth to better understand scouting goals and participate in Boy Scouting

 

Proven ideas for building strong, successful, sustainable troops that truly achieve the promise of Scouting - from meetings and outings to administration.The Scoutmaster's Other Handbook   Proven ideas for building strong, successful, sustainable troops that truly achieve the promise of Scouting - from meetings and outings to administration.

 

Klutz Book of KnotsKlutz Book of Knots  I have to admit that knots are not my strong suit. This book has really helped me learn the various knots I needed to teach to my Cub Scouts.

 

A Scout Leader's Guide to Youth Leadership Training: Working the Patrol MethodA Scout Leader's Guide to Youth Leadership Training: Working the Patrol Method  A must read for anyone involved in Boy Scouts. The patrol method can seem illogical and inefficient if you don’t understand it’s purpose and implementation. This book will help both Scouters and parents.

 

Health CareTroop Program Features: Health Care Feature for Boy Scouts  The Boy Scout Roundtable Planning Guide suggests a Health Care troop program feature for Boy Scouts for June 2012. BSA provides the troop program feature guides as a resource for Boy Scout troops.

 

EmergencyEmergency Preparedness Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts  The Boy Scout Roundtable Planning Guide suggests an Emergency Preparedness troop program feature for Boy Scouts for May 2012.

 

OutdoorsBSA Methods - The Outdoors  One of the methods for Boy Scouts is “the outdoors”. Being outdoors presents Boy Scouts with challenges and adventures. Boys enjoy the independence of getting away from home and taking care of themselves.

 

Woodgas StoveWoodgas Camp Stove Review  This is a self contained camp stove which burns twigs, charcoal, wood pellets, etc. It has a small battery powered fan to draw air.

 

CampingCamping Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts  The Boy Scout Roundtable Planning Guide suggests a Camping troop program feature for Boy Scouts. The focus of this program feature is on outdoor skills.

 

Norman Rockwell's Boy Scout paintingEncouraging a New Boy Scout  What steps can a parent take in encouraging a new Boy Scout who has just joined a troop with little or no previous Scouting experience?

 

WildlifeWildlife Management Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts  A major concern in this country is vanishing wildlife and wildlife habitat. Some of this loss comes from a lack of knowledge about the creatures of nature.

 

diversityCultural Diversity/Disability Awareness Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts  The focus of this program feature is on respecting different cultures. The big feature for the program theme is either a cultural awareness campout or a cultural fair.

 

CompassionPublic Service Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts  The focus in this program feature is citizenship and service. Younger Boy Scouts can work on flag etiquette, flag ceremonies, and their rights and duties as US Citizens. Older Scouts could work on the Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the Nation, and Citizenship in the World merit badges.

 

Norman Rockwell's Boy Scout paintingTrustworthy Tommy Song  Trustworthy Tommy is a song to help Webelos and new Boy Scouts learn the Scout Law. Webelos need to memorize the law to earn the Arrow of Light. New Boy Scouts must memorize it for the Tenderfoot rank. Some boys who have trouble with rote memorization will find that learning the song helps it stick with them. Eventually they should be able to say the Scout Law without the song going through their heads.

 

Boy Scout BingoBoy Scout Bingo  A lot of the requirements for Arrow of Light have to do with learning about Boy Scouts. So to make this more fun, I made up a set of picture bingo cards.