Spotsylvania,VA
Boy Scouts of America

Tenderfoot

Camping and Outdoor Ethics
1a Present yourself to your leader, prepared for an overnight camping trip.  Show the personal and camping gear you will use.  Show the right way to pack and carry it.
1b Spend at least one night on a patrol or troop campout.  Sleep in a tent you have helped pitch.
1c Tell how you practiced the Outdoor Code on a campout or outing.
Cooking
2a On the campout, assist in preparing one of the meals.  Tell why it is important for each patrol member to share in meal preparation and cleanup.
2b While on a campout, demonstrate an appropriate method of safely cleaning items used to prepare, serve, and eat a meal.
2c Explain the importance of eating together as a patrol.
Tools
3a Demonstrate a practical use of the square knot.
3b Demonstrate a practical use of two half-hitches.
3c Demonstrate a practical use of the taut-line hitch.
3d Demonstrate proper care, sharpening, and use of the knife, saw, and axe.  Describe when each should be used.
First Aid and Nature
4a Show first aid for the following:
• Simple cuts and scrapes
• Blisters on the hand and foot
• Minor (thermal/heat) burns or scalds (superficial or first degree)
• Bites or stings of insects and ticks
• Venomous snakebite
• Nosebleed
Frostbite and sunburn
• Choking
4b Describe common poisonous or hazardous plants; identify any that grow in your local area or campsite location.  Tell how to treat for exposure to them.
4c Tell what you can do while on a campout or other outdoor activity to prevent or reduce the occurrence of injuries or exposure listed in Tenderfoot requirements 4a and 4b.
4d Assemble a personal first-aid kit to carry with you on future campouts and hikes.  Tell how each item in the kit would be used.
Hiking
5a Explain the importance of the buddy system as it relates to your personal safety on outings and in your neighborhood.  Use the buddy system while on a troop or patrol outing.
5b Describe what to do if you become lost on a hike or campout.
5c Explain the rules of safe hiking, both on the highway and cross-country, during the day and at night.
Fitness
6a Record your best in the following tests:
• Push-ups (number correctly done in 60 seconds)
• Sit-ups or curl-ups (number correctly done in 60 seconds)
• Back-saver sit-and-reach (distance stretched)
• 1 mile walk/run (time)
6b Develop and describe a plan for improvement in each of the activities listed in Tenderfoot requirement 6a.  Keep track of your activity for at least 30 days.
6c Show improvement in each activity after 30 days:
• Push-ups (number correctly done in 60 seconds)
• Sit-ups or curl-ups (number correctly done in 60 seconds)
• Back-saver sit-and-reach (distance stretched)
• 1 mile walk/run (time)
Citizenship
7a Demonstrate how to display, raise, lower, and fold the US Flag.
7b Participate in a total of one hour of service in one or more service projects approved by your Scoutmaster.  Explain how your service to others relates to the Scout slogan and Scout motto.
Leadership
8 Describe the steps in Scouting’s Teaching EDGE method.  Use the Teaching EDGE method to teach another person how to tie the square knot.

1. CAMPING                                                 5. HIKING
Tenderfoot 1A                                                           Tenderfoot 5A & 5B & 5C
Tenderfoot 1B
Tenderfoot 1C

2. COOKING                                                 6. FITNESS
Tenderfoot 2A                                                           Tenderfoot 6A
Tenderfoot 2B                                                           Tenderfoot 6B
Tenderfoot 2C                                                           Tenderfoot 6C

3. TOOLS                                                     7. CITIZENSHIP
Tenderfoot 3A                                                           Tenderfoot 7A
Tenderfoot 3B                                                           Tenderfoot 7B
Tenderfoot 3C
Tenderfoot 3D                                                          8. LEADERSHIP

4. FIRST AID
Tenderfoot 4A:  Simple cuts and scrapes    Blisters   Minor (First degree) Burns   Bites or Stings  – Venomous Snakebite  Nosebleed    Frostbite and Sunburn  Choking
Tenderfoot 4B
Tenderfoot 4C
Tenderfoot 4D