Tenderfoot Requirement 8 - Patrol

Tenderfoot BadgeKnow your patrol name, give the patrol yell, and describe your patrol flag.

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

Beginning Boy Scouts

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

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Boy Scouts of America

Help for Boy Scout Early Rank Requirements

Boy Scouts working on their Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks might want to check out the early rank requirements videos from the BSA. Troop Instructors will also find these videos helpful when preparing to teach younger scouts a skill. These videos give step by step instructions for all of the requirements for these […]

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BSA Methods – The Patrol Method

A patrol is a small group of Boy Scouts within a troop. They elect a patrol leader and function almost like a family within the troop. They divide up the chores to be done and work together as a group to meet their goals. They develop a patrol spirit and take pride in their accomplishments […]

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Patrol Activities in a Boy Scout Troop

One thing we’d like our youth leadership to consider is patrol activities. We have a pretty active troop program, but the patrols never do anything on their own. They could hike or get together to work on a requirement or even go on a campout.

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Helps and Requirements for the 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.

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