A reader asks if Scout skills can only be learned at Scout events. While this is typical, if a Scout learned the skill elsewhere and can fulfill the requirement then it should be signed off.
Tenderfoot Knots and Tools Requirements
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Many outdoor activities require extensive knowledge of knots: camping, climbing, rappelling, spelunking, and more.
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?
Summer camp is usually the highlight of the Scouting year. It can be particularly exciting for first year Boy Scouts. It can also be a little intimidating. A program designed specifically for new Scouts will help them adjust to camp life.
This book was recommended a few years ago when I went to Cub Scout BALOO training. I am not a “knot person”. I can watch someone do a knot and repeat it, but an hour later it is forgotten.
It is helpful to go over the terminology with Scouts before working on learning a knot. That way we have a common vocabulary to start with.