Boy Scouts working on their Tenderfoot rank need to learn about poisonous plants. Being able to identify hazardous plants will help all Scouts who are in the outdoors, so this knowledge is not just for rank advancement.
Tenderfoot Requirement 11 - Poisonous Plants
Identify local poisonous plants; tell how to treat for exposure to them.
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.
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.
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.
This science program feature offers the opportunity to plan a month’s worth of troop activities with a weather and energy theme.
The forestry program feature offers the opportunity to introduce natural resource management and conservation in a Boy Scout troop setting.
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?
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.
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 […]
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.
The requirements for Tenderfoot mostly introduce the new Scouts to the basic skills they should know now that they are Boy Scouts. They are completely age appropriate for a typical 10, 11, or 12 year old.
Summertime activities in the outdoors are great, but watch out for poison ivy. The best way to avoid problems is to avoid poison ivy.