A reader’s son has been asked to wait two months for his board of review. This does seem like a long delay for rank advancement.
Tenderfoot Scout Spirit Requirements
The Tenderfoot Scout spirit requirements provide an opportunity for a Scout to show how he puts the Scout Oath and Law into action in his everyday life. He will talk to his Scoutmaster and complete a Board of Review to complete the requirements for Tenderfoot.
See helps for these requirements below.
Can a troop place requirements on how a Board of Review must be requested? For example, can a troop require that the Scout request the BOR by phone rather than in person?
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.
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.
Comparing the 10 Commandments to the Boy Scout Law is an interesting activity for any Boy Scout group.
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?
The subtitle is “An unofficial practical guide to Boy Scouting for parents and new leaders.” And that describes the book perfectly. If you know somebody who is new to the Boy Scout program, then this would be a great resource to give them an overview of the program. Note that this book only covers the […]
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 […]
Beth asked, “I realized once again that, as proud as he is to wear the uniform at a Scout function, he still feels uncomfortable wearing it in public. I have seen this with many other boys as well. Has anyone else noticed this trend, and what can be done? These guys are the future of […]
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.
Wearing a uniform identifies youth as Boy Scouts. It give them a sense of belonging to a group. The Boy Scout uniform is associated with the ideals of Scouting.
A Scout is Reverent. This prayer incorporates the twelve points of the Scout Law.
When a Scout has completed all of the requirements for a rank, he must appear before a board of review. A board of review is NOT the same as a Scoutmaster Conference but just with more people.
One thing which sometimes throws new Scouts (and their parents) off guard is the Scoutmaster Conference. What in the world is a Scoutmaster Conference? Am I going to have to tie knots? What if I get nervous and forget how?!!!