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Cub Advancements
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Boy Scout Advancement
Required Merit Badges
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Venture Advancement
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Sea Scout Advancement
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Adult Advancement
   Adult Scout Rank
   Adult Tenderfoot Rank
   Adult 2nd Class Rank
   Adult 1st Class Rank
   Adult Star Rank
   Adult Life Rank
   Golden Eagle
   Adult Eagle Palms
Adult Required MBs
Adult MBs
    Requirements for
Adult Tenderfoot Rank
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NOTE: These requirements may be worked on simultaneously with those for Adult Second Class and Adult First Class, however these ranks must be earned in sequence.
1.Demonstrate scout spirit by living the Scout Oath (Promise), Law, Motto, and Slogan in your everyday life.
2.Since earning the Adult Scout Rank, have participated in two separate unit (Troop/Patrol/Team/etc.) activities (other than unit meetings), one of which included camping overnight.
NOTE: In these requirements, camping is defined as sleeping in a tent or under the stars. Campers, trailers, cabins, etc. do not count as camping nights for your adult advancement requirements.
3.Since earning the Adult Scout Rank, have actively served for at least 30 days in one of the following positions of responsibility: Chartered Organization Representative, Committee Chairman, Committee Member, Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmaster, Chaplain, Crew Advisor, Crew Associate Advisor, Varsity Scout Coach, Assistant Varsity Scout Coach, Unit Commissioner, District Commissioner, District Chairman, District Committee Member, Roundtable Staff, Huddle Staff, OA Chapter Advisor, OA Assistant Chapter Advisor, or Equivalent Council / Regional / Area / or National Position.
4.Acquire an Official BSA Uniform Shirt and wear it to all scouting meetings and activities (unless the planned activity dictates otherwise).
5a.Record your best in the following tests: Push-ups, Pull-ups, Sit-ups, Standing long jump, and 1/4 mile run.
NOTE: These tests are to be your ‘best effort'. Giving less than your best effort in the preliminary tests so that you can more-easily show improvement is not a good way to exemplify the scout oath and law, nor to show scout spirit.
5b.After practicing for at least 90 days, show qualifying improvement in each of the activities listed in requirement 5a. Qualifying improvement is at least 10% if your starting test was fewer than 50 Push-ups, 10 Pull-ups, 50 Sit-ups, less than 72 inches long jump, or over 2 minutes run. For those skills where your starting test was greater than these levels, qualifying improvement is at least 1 more push-up, pull-up, sit-up, jumping 1 more inch, or running is 5 seconds less. These qualifying improvement tests should be performed using the same facilities and equipment as the original tests whenever possible.
6.Identify local poisonous plants, and tell how to treat for exposure to them.
7.Earn 2 adult merit badges, including 1 from the required list for 1st Class.
First Class required Merit Badges are: Citizenship in the Nation, Cooking, First Aid, Orienteering, Pioneering, and Swimming.
NOTE: Because most of the youth Rank requirements through 1st Class are covered by these 6 Merit Badges, we have not included these individual requirements for the ranks, but rather get you started on the Merit Badges.
8.Complete the appropriate Fast Start training for your scouting unit (available online at and the ‘New Leader Essentials' training course.
9.Since earning the Adult Scout Rank, take part in a service project with your unit.
10.Participate in an Online Scoutaholic conference.
11.Pass an Online Scoutaholic Rank Review.