Tenderfoot Rank Requirements

Number Requirement How to sign it off Checklist
1 Present yourself to your leader, properly dressed, before going on an overnight camping trip. Show the camping gear you will use. Show the right way to pack and carry it. Check your hand book for the proper gear and proper dressing
2 Spend at least one night on a patrol or troop campout. Sleep in a tent you have helped pitch. Sign up during meetings, and ask older scouts to help with tents
3 On the campout, assist in preparing and cooking one of your patrol’s meals. Tell why it is important for each patrol member to share in meal preparation and cleanup, and explain the importance of eating together. Ask your patrol leader if you can cook and look in the book for the rest
4 a. Demonstrate how to whip and fuse the ends of a rope. 

b. Demonstrate you know how to tie the following knots and tell what their uses are: two half hitches and the taut-line hitch.

c. Using the EDGE method, teach another person how to tie the square knot.


Study in your book, and ask an older scout for help. You can also find ropes inside the tenderfoot bin in the church
5 Explain the rules of safe hiking, both on the highway and cross-country, during the day and at night. Explain what to do if you are lost. Study in your book
6 Demonstrate how to display, raise, lower, and fold the American flag. good to do at summer camp, because of the flag ceremonies
7 Repeat from memory and explain in your own words the Scout Oath, Law, motto, and slogan. We say this at every meeting or you can study form your book
8 Know your patrol name, give the patrol yell, and describe your patrol flag. talk to your patrol and come up with these
9 Explain the importance of the buddy system as it relates to your personal safety on outings and in your neighborhood. Describe what a bully is and how you should respond to one. Study your book
10 a. Record your best in the following tests: 

  • Push-ups
  • Pull-ups
  • Sit-ups
  • Standing long jump
  • 1/4 mile walk/run

b. Show improvement in the activities listed in requirement 10a after practicing for 30 days.


We do this during meetings about twice a year
11 Identify local poisonous plants; tell how to treat for exposure to them. Study your book
12 a. Demonstrate how to care for someone who is choking. 

b. 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 and stings of insects and ticks
  • Venomous snakebite
  • Nosebleed
  • Frostbite and sunburn


Study your book or ask older scouts for help
13 Demonstrate Scout spirit by living the Scout Oath (Promise) and Scout Law in your everyday life. Discuss four specific examples of how you have lived the points of the Scout Law in your daily life. Talk to your scoutmaster
14 Scoutmaster conference talk to your scoutmaster
15 Board of Review talk to Mr. Kerhmann