Tenderfoot to First Class

Now that you have earned your Scout rank, you are ready to get working on the Tenderfoot rank to the First Class rank.

To help you, we have gathered together videos produced by the BSA to give you a visual understanding of what each requirement is about.

When you are ready to sign off on a requirement talk to your Scoutmaster.


Tenderfoot Rank Requirements


1. Overnight camping gear
2. Help pitch a tent
3. Help cook a meal
4a. Whip a rope
4b. Knots
5. Safe hiking
6. American flag
7. Scout Oath, Law, motto, and slogan
8. Patrol name, flag, and yell
9. Buddy system
10a. Fitness
10b. Fitness improvements
11. Poisonous plants
12a. Abdominal thrusts
12b. First aid
13. Scout spirit
14. Scoutmaster conference
15. Board of review


Second Class Rank Requirements


1a. Compass
1b. Five-mile hike
2a. Five activities
2b. Pitch a tent
2c. Knife, saw, and ax
2d. Prepare a fire
2e. Fires and stoves
2f. Light a fire and stove
2g. Cook a meal
3. Flag ceremony
4. Service project
5. Ten animals
6a. "Hurry" cases
6b. First-aid kit
6c. First-aid techniques
7a. Safe swim
7b. Swim test
7c. Water rescue methods
8a. Drug abuse program
8b. The Three R's
9. Scout spirit
10. Scoutmaster conference
11. Board of review


First Class Rank Requirements


1. Find directions
2. Orienteering course
3. Troop/patrol activities
4a. Patrol menu planning
4b. Obtaining ingredients
4c. Cooking gear
4d. Safe handling and disposal
4e. Patrol cooking
5. Constitutional rights
6. Native plants
7a. Use of lashings
7b. Timber hitch and clove hitch
7c. Camp gadget
8a. Bowline knot
8b. Bandages
8c. Transporting the injured
8d. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
9a. Safety afloat
9b. BSA swimmer test
9c. Line rescue
10. Scout spirit
11. Invite a friend
12. Internet Safety
13. Scoutmaster conference
14. Board of review