Trailhead Volunteers:  Ready to help younger scouts progress to First Class? We will have hundreds of Scouts at this important area and need all the volunteers we can get. Any Eagle Scouts that are looking to help, this is the perfect area for you. You do not have to be 18 to help. 

To learn more about Volunteering, click here.

Trailhead Map and Compass: 2nd and 1st Class, each Scout should bring a compass. If you don't have a compass, we cannot sign off on your card.

The following Trailhead advancement is available:


  • Scout:               1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 1e, 1f, 4a, 4b, 5
  • Tenderfoot:       3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 4a, 4b, 4d, 5a, 5b, 5c, 7a, 8
  • Second Class:  1b, 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, 2f, 2g, 3a, 3d, 4, 5a, 5b, 5c, 5d, 6a, 6b, 6c, 6d, 6e, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • First Class:       3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 4a, 4b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 6e, 7a, 7b, 7c, 9a


Advance registration for trailhead helps in arranging for trailhead staff and assistants, planning trailhead events, and purchasing accurate trailhead supplies. Make sure to register early to reserve your sessions and help make the camp experience more enjoyable for all by enabling us to be prepared!

If you have any Trailhead questions please contact:

Trailhead Director - Richard Byle - 

  • The most heavily attended station will be KNOTS AND LASHINGS, which will cover two Tenderfoot requirements and four First Class requirements.
  • The HIKE... More Than Just a Hike... We will have one hike which leaves in the morning and continues into the early afternoon.  We will be going to Blue Rock Springs Park in Vallejo.               
    • For more hike information, click here  Trailhead Hike is canceled this year.
  • The FIRST AID station will cover two Tenderfoot requirements, three Second Class requirements and three First Class requirements. 
  • The FLAG FOLDING/RAISING station, which also including a visit with a community leader, will see scouts complete all or some of the two Tenderfoot requirements and one First Class requirement. 
  • At the MISCELLANEOUS station scouts need to identify 10 kinds of wild animals. For scouts who prefer to identify 10 kinds of plants, we will take them on a nature hike so they can complete those requirements. 
  • At TRAILHEAD SWIM, we will travel off site from the Bus Stop. Trailhead swim is not an instructional program but will verify your ability to swim. 
  • An adult troop leader must accompany all scouts working on swimming tests for Second or First class at the swimming pool.

  • We will hold two sessions in the morning and the afternoon dealing with KNIVES AND AXES, where the scouts can earn their Totin' Chip cards.                 
  • Trailhead Volunteers will teach the skills and provide a spreadsheet of the taught skills related to requirements, but troop leadership is responsible for signing off the accomplishment in the Scout's handbook.”
  • Scoutmasters are requested to be available for Scoutmaster conferences for their Scouts, either during the camp or as soon as possible after camp.

    Activity/Advancement Offerings, 2023

    Strikethrough is removed for 2023


    Scout Requirements:

    1a – Repeat from memory the Scout Oath, Law, motto and Scout Slogan.

    1b – Explain what Scout Spirit is.

    1c – Demonstrate the Scout sign, salute and handshake.

    1d – Describe the First Class Scout badge.

    1e – Repeat from memory the Outdoor Code.

    1f – Repeat from memory the Pledge of Allegiance.

    4a – Show how to tie a square know, two half-hitches and a taut-line hitch.

    4b – Show the proper care of a rope by whipping and fusing the ends.

    5 – Tell what you need to know about pocketknife safety.


    Tenderfoot Requirements: 

    3a – Demonstrate the practical use of the square knot.

    3b – Demonstrate the practical use of two half-hitches.

    3c – Demonstrate the practical use of the taut-line hitch.

    3d – Demonstrate proper care, sharpening and use of the knife, saw, and ax.

    4a – Show first aid for the following: Simple cuts and scrapes, blisters on the hand and foot, minor burns or scalds, bites or stings of insects and ticks, venomous animals, nosebleed, frostbite and sunburn and choking.

    4b – Describe common poisonous or hazardous plants that grow in your local area.

    4d – Assemble a personal first aid kit.

    5a – Explain the importance of the buddy system.

    5c – Explain the rules of safe hiking.

    7a – Demonstrate how to display, raise, lower and fold the U.S. flag.

    8 – Describe the steps in Scouting’s Teach EDGE method.


    Second Class Requirements:

    1a – Since joining Scouts BSA, participate in five separate troop/patrol activities…

    2a – Explain when it is appropriate to use a fire for cooking or other purposes…

    2b – Use the tools listed in Tenderfoot requirement 3d to prepare tinder, kindling…

    2c – At an approved outdoor location…use the tinder, kindling and fuel wood…

    2d – Explain when it is appropriate to use a lightweight stove, propane stove…

    2f – Demonstrate tying the sheet bend knot.

    2g – Demonstrate tying the bowline knot.

    3a – Demonstrate how a compass works and how to orient a map. – Students must bring a compass.

    3b – Using a compass and a map together, take a 5-mile hike…

    3d – Demonstrate how to find directions during the day and night without a compass.

    4 – Identify or show evidence of at least 10 kinds of animals found in your area.

    5a – Tell what precautions must be taken for a safe swim.

    5b – Demonstrate your ability to pass the BSA beginner swim test.

    5c – Demonstrate water rescue methods…

    5d – Explain why swimming rescues should not be attempted…

    6a – Demonstrate first aid for the following: object in the eye, bite of a warm-blooded animal, puncture wounds, serious burns (second-degree), heat exhaustion, shock, heatstroke, dehydration, hypothermia, and hyperventilation.

    6b – Show what to do for “hurry” cases…

    6c – Tell what you can do while on a campout or hike to prevent or reduce the occurrence…

    6d – Explain what to do in case of accidents that require emergency response…

    6e – Tell how you should respond if you come upon the scene of a vehicular accident.

    8b – Explain what respect is due the flag of the United States. 

    9a – Explain the three R’s of personal safety and protection

    9b – Describe bullying; tell what the appropriate response

First Class Requirements:

3a – Discuss when you should and should not use lashings.

3b – Demonstrate tying the timber hitch and clove hitch.

3c – Demonstrate tying the square, shear and diagonal lashing…

3d – Use lashing to make a useful camp gadget or structure.

4a – Using a map and compass, complete an orienteering course that covers at least 1 mile…

4b – Demonstrate how to use a handheld GPS…

5a – Identify or show evidence of at least 10 kinds of native plants found in your local area.

6a – Successfully complete the BSA swimmer test.

6b – Tell what precautions must be taken for a safe trip afloat.

6c – Identify the basic parts of a canoe, kayak, or other boat.

6e – With a helper and practice victim, show a line rescue…

7a – Demonstrate bandages for a sprained ankle and for injuries on the head…

7b – By yourself and with a partner, show how to: transport a person…

7c – Tell the five most common signals of a heart attack.

9a – Visit and discuss with a selected individual…(elected official, judge, teacher)…